Doctor Hits Out At ABC’s ‘Adult Human Female’ Crossword Clue, Describing It As Hate Speech

Doctor Hits Out At ABC’s  ‘Adult Human Female’ Crossword Clue, Describing It As Hate Speech

A doctor has criticised ABC, for the crossword clue ‘adult human female’ which was published in an abc Gardening magazine.

In a tweet, Dr Rhea Liang, a a clinical associate professor at Queensland‘s Bond University, said she was ‘disappointed to see un-inclusive language’ in the crossword, describing it as a ‘siren call’ for hatred.

Source: Twitter

Dr Liang lists her academic specialities as general and breast surgeon, and also specialises in diversity and inclusion.

The tweet is reported to have triggered a fierce response from commenters denying there is anything offensive about it.

You’re a doctor,’ the first reply read.

‘If you won’t acknowledge the *fact* that a woman is an adult human female, why should anyone let you come anywhere near them to practice medicine on them, because if you’ll ignore that biological fact what else will you ignore?’

‘A woman is most commonly an adult female human, (the word order is important) but there are a proportion who are also adults, born genetically male, who are women,’ Dr Liang insisted.

‘It’s quite a complex area, not limited to genes and identity alone. Humans are complex, that’s the beauty of us.’

This did not impress her critics who called the claims ‘ridiculous’.




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