The speculum was invented by the notorious butcher Dr Marion Sims (who had no gynecological training) for use in surgically experimenting on female slaves without anesthesia.
In 2015 # Anarchagland, an autonomous-research project of #gynepunk in Catalonia, renamed female sex glands after 3 slaves, Anarcha, Betsey and Lucy, who were abused as guinea pigs by the maverick doctor J Marion Sims.
Dr Sims, who had no gynecological experience, obtained up to 20 black slave women suffering gynecological injuries of torn fistulas and experimented on them, without anesthetics , for 4 years in his ”medical Plantation” in Alabama .
“If there was anything I hated,” he wrote from the outset, “it was investigating the organs of the female pelvis.”
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