How black women were forced to be operated on without anesthesia.
This painting hanging in the state capital of #Alabama take a long look at it. James Marian Sims – who perfected his surgical techniques by operating without anesthesia on enslaved black woman because he believed black women DID NOT Feel Pain, he described the experimental surgeries on his enslaved subjects as “So painful, that none but a woman could have borne them. After perfecting the techniques on black enslaved woman with out anesthesia in America 🇺🇸 , Sims went on to offer the procedure in Europe to wealthy white women who were #SEDATED
I hope everyone who goes to the gynecologist will close their eyes for a moment and honor these enslaved black women.
I cannot, cannot fathom the pain these black women endured under this man’s hands. And that painting…. who should be honored? Not him IMO… The irony is also them standing there in smart clothes . Some people in society look at people’s status and give respect on how one is dressed. The one who should be honered and respected is the one who owns no shoes.