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Had a mammogram a while back at a woke hospital (indicated my preferred name & pronouns on my medical wristband although I was never asked). Decided to use visit to do a tiny bit of activism: complained to 3 female employees about the promotion of gender identity, a religion, on my wristband, saying I found it offensive. Two women were...meh but the 3rd, the mammogram tech, was great. She expressed horror at the thought of a female-identifying male tech doing mammograms, and revealed to me that a "trans woman" (sic) HAD applied for a tech position there, but had not been hired. She also said that some women there...modest women, women with life-threatening cancer, would not submit to a mammogram performed by a man. She wished me luck, and was happy that I was speaking out!

Women of Reddit...watch out! The next time you go for a mammogram, the tech may be a TIM. On the flip side, however, the gender identity lobby has got to know just how bad it would look for a TIM to be hired to take mammograms...to perform intimate and breast-flattening-between-glass-plates procedures...on cancer patients or potential cancer patients.

We're entering Jessica Yaniv-bad optics for their movement if they were truly intent on promoting this.

Had a mammogram a while back at a woke hospital (indicated my preferred name & pronouns on my medical wristband although I was never asked). Decided to use visit to do a tiny bit of activism: complained to 3 female employees about the promotion of gender identity, a religion, on my wristband, saying I found it offensive. Two women were...*meh* but the 3rd, the mammogram tech, was great. She expressed horror at the thought of a female-identifying male tech doing mammograms, and revealed to me that a "trans woman" (sic) HAD applied for a tech position there, but had not been hired. She also said that some women there...modest women, women with life-threatening cancer, would not submit to a mammogram performed by a man. She wished me luck, and was happy that I was speaking out! Women of Reddit...watch out! The next time you go for a mammogram, the tech may be a TIM. On the flip side, however, the gender identity lobby has got to know just how bad it would look for a TIM to be hired to take mammograms...to perform intimate and breast-flattening-between-glass-plates procedures...on cancer patients or potential cancer patients. We're entering Jessica Yaniv-bad optics for their movement if they were truly intent on promoting this.

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Good for you!

I'm sure some dumbass will hire a TIM to do mammograms eventually. Then they'll just call any woman who complains a bigot or a TERF and threaten to not do their mammogram if they object.

Its a power play. They know these women likely cannot afford to cancel the appointment and reschedule a new one (which might necessitate missing work, getting child care, not being able to get a new appointment for weeks, etc). So they figure the woman will just submit to a man doing this intimate procedure so she can get it over with.

Its so gross. I was once yelled at by a doctor when I said I was uncomfortable with him being in the room during an intimate pregnancy exam (I thought the nurse would be doing it). It was to check for abnormalities in my pregnancy. And he yelled, "Do you want the results or not?"

I imagine this will be what women will deal with every time they're met with a male doctor when they were told they'd get a female one.