Furious ‘Karen’ sparks a heated debate after spotting that the diagram in her skin check consent form is a ‘man’ – despite one very obvious omission
- A woman has divided opinion after sharing her outrage over a skin check form
- She complained the diagram depicted a ‘man’ – despite no genitalia being shown
- While she claimed her doctor agreed with her, others had very different views
A woman has sparked a heated debate after sharing her outrage over what she claimed to be a ‘sexist’ skin check form.
Venting her frustration in an Australian Facebook group, the woman complained that the diagram where patients can mark existing lesions depicted a ‘man’ – despite no genitalia being shown.
The woman argued the ‘male’ only imagery promoted the idea that society revolves around men, but dozens hit back insisting it was gender neutral and branding her a ‘Karen’ for being offended by something so innocent.
‘So I had an overwhelming puffer fish moment today when I went for my skin cancer check,’ she wrote. ‘WHY is the diagram on the form automatically male?’
A woman sparked a heated debate after sharing her outrage over this ‘sexist’ skin check form, which she claims shows a diagram of a man (right) – despite no genitalia being shown
The woman argued the ‘male’ only imagery promoted the idea that society revolves around men
After taking a few minutes to ‘calm down’, the woman told her doctor the form should be reviewed to avoid ‘gender discrimination’.
‘How are our daughters supposed to believe they have equal rights when male is always the default?’ she asked.
The woman said ‘wonderful’ doctor, who has daughters himself, agreed with her ‘wholeheartedly’ – but few others did.
‘It has no genitalia though?’ one woman replied, while another added: ‘How is it male? There’s no penis on the diagram.’
Other women said it was ridiculous that anyone would complain about something so trivial, labelling it political correctness gone mad.
‘I looked at this and saw no gender. What an overreaction,’ said one.
‘Here we go again. It’s a neutral drawing,’ added a second, while a third wrote: ‘Not everything needs to be political.’
A fourth said she thought the sketch looked ‘asexual’, with many agreeing it showed no sex features, making it gender neutral.
‘It’s very much not male, or female,’ one woman said.
‘And if it was female, someone else would be offended about the depiction of the female body – too skinny, too fat, not tall enough, five toes, not inclusive.’
‘I think it just shows the outline of a body, it’s not male or female,’ a second agreed.
‘It’s neither. No penis as far as I can see, unless he is a drag queen and is tucked,’ added a third.