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Filed under: General — Downunder @ 8:04 am Sat 14th May 2022

From New Zealand today, found on Twitter, as they say, and it struck me as very odd.

Before I continue, let me say, I’ve had various dealings with female doctors for over 40 years and that has never given me any cause for concern but when I see a female Doctor seemingly proud of the absence of all but one male in the room, this is no longer the case.

I’ve written before about the political invasion of the female teacher in the education sector and the excess of female lawyers in New Zealand.

Readers here are probably familiar with the extent to which university graduates have been more recently overwhelmingly female but I hadn’t been aware of any significant prejudice in the medical sector. I appear to have missed this one.

Where are all our male doctors? I have no information on gender statistics in the profession but judging by the size of the room being addressed by our departing Director General of Health, Doctor Ashley Bloomfield, we have a problem.

I’ll be blunt and say I have zero respect for the man and what he has done over the past 2 years and based on the international media I’ve seen, particularly over this week, any perceived reputation Bloomfield may have will quickly evaporate.

That leads me to ask is there something specific that has kept male doctors away from this event, and given the current international circumstances I find it somewhat disturbing that a room full of New Zealand female doctors would be giving this man a standing ovation.

You may hold a different view of that of course based on what has been available to you in terms of recent media – and in that respect I’m left asking what sort of hermit existence do female doctors lead within our medical society.

It is already being acknowledged that we have information issues within the profession and conflicts in our medical society about this.

Do we have in the end the genuine feminist that sold his soul to a feminist prime minister to bathe in the glory of his fellow feminist doctors.

But regardless of the above discussion how do we in New Zealand end up with this many female doctors in one room on one day giving the departing Director General an audience when we’re supposedly in a medical crisis with overloaded hospitals, and desperately understaffed medical facilities, struggling to cope with a medical emergency?


  1. I looked for some evidence, and found a good answer.

    “In New Zealand in 2019, 59.5% of commencing domestic medical students were female, a small increase over the 58.4% recorded in 2018.”

    Other nations like the US are more equal, but still more females.
    This is Australia.

    “The gender balance remains slightly in favour of females for all entry schemes with the exception of bonded places (where it was 47.3%). Overall females comprised 51.9% of commencing medical students, which is marginally lower than the 53% in 2018.”

    So we must be the most feminised, on the planet.
    3/5 female, and 2/5 male.
    Notice how they don’t state, the male statistics or perspective.
    Or gender of all other staff, in the medical profession either.
    As if measuring females, is the only subject.
    No matter how small or big the bias, males is not discussed.

    I cannot imagine, the male only doctor’s talkfest.
    With a token woman, as something to mock.
    Complaining for more and more, having a party in a crisis.
    The very meeting, would be labeled a Human Rights violation.

    Did anything of substance, come from the meeting.
    Has the lost productivity, resulted in gained productivity.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Sat 14th May 2022 @ 4:38 pm

  2. For some time, I was forced to see a doctor.
    A female doctor, who didn’t like the concept of men’s rights.
    Even when I said my medication, was not working she ignored me.
    She even tried to put me on, forced medication.
    All along, I was wrongly diagnosed then wrongly medicated.

    Thankfully with time and other doctors, my medication now works.
    The original incorrect diagnosis, was by a male doctor.
    The correct diagnosis, was by another male doctor.
    The correct medication, was by a female doctor.

    I have learnt a lot about them, in the process.
    So conflict is not about competency, it’s personality conflicts.
    Religion is an example, used to create separate rules.
    Feminism and its ideology, risks creating seperate rules.
    Already we have separate, women’s hospitals.
    Men’s hospitals neglected, into non existing.

    What then was the ideology, of the meeting.
    Would we be, in conflict with it.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Sat 14th May 2022 @ 6:27 pm

  3. I see in health policy, women’s health is a policy requirement.
    Men don’t have, a health policy.

    Strangely feminism, will claim progress.
    Not that patriarchy is in the argument, but it’s to blame.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Sat 28th May 2022 @ 1:00 pm

  4. In looking at why humans, choose subjects.
    I can’t help but notice, culture can significantly change results.

    In some nations, females do far more stem subjects.
    And less, social sciences.
    There culture, is very different from our culture.

    So if the aim is more students of gender, choosing a profession.
    Then one must change the culture, of the society.
    Hence the term, cultural revolution.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Sat 28th May 2022 @ 1:10 pm

  5. This is a good read, from a male doctor.

    As I have been the patient, to quite a few psychiatrists.
    Most were foreigners, even temporary ones on contract.

    As a global responsibility argument, we fail badly.
    We don’t create doctors, but drain supply from others.
    To try to fix our problem, don’t we make poor nations worse.

    So NZ must ask, why we don’t attract student psychiatrists.
    As that is our only, long term solution.
    Education meets need, not stealing from others investing in it.

    I went to my doctor today, a male doctor that manages me.
    So for me, medication decisions are made by a GP doctor.
    The system already resorts, to psychiatrist absent care.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Fri 10th June 2022 @ 6:15 pm

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