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USA Today announced on March 13 that Rachel Levine is one of their “Women of the Year.” The award is supposed to be a recognition for women across the country who have made a “significant impact.”

Levine is a biological man. You can read more about Levine here.

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USA Today credited the assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps for leading 6,000 uniformed public health officers.

“In normal times, (his) job is essential,” USA Today wrote. “During a pandemic, it’s crucial.”

Levine is a trained pediatrician. He’s spent his entire professional life in medicine.

“We need to be welcoming and celebratory for women of all aspects, of all sizes and shapes,” she said. “And we have to work towards that compassion for all women and not put such an emphasis on thinness and appearance. I think that we need to work as a culture in the United States, but also globally, to be more compassionate and more accepting of girls and women, no matter what their size and shape.”

While an emphasis on thinness and appearance shouldn’t exist, we should have an emphasis on science. For instance, women should be actual women. As in biologically.

The irony is thick as Levine defines courage for USA Today:

“I think my definition of courage would be to be true to yourself, be true to who you are and then to pay that forward, to work towards the common good. That’s what I have always tried to do.”

 

Author: Jacob Hall

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