“Married To Medicine” is a new docu-series, set to be on Bravo, following the lives of six female doctors/doctor’s wives in Atlanta. At first glance, this seems like a positive spin on the ever-fighting, drink-throwing, name-slandering reality tv shows with an all-woman cast. However, a group of Howard University College of Medicine students have taken the route of Sabrina Lamb and are petitioning on Change.org for the show to be shut down.
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The students think the show will present an unsavory look at Black women doctors and before bravo can do that, they want to stop it!
I signed a few of those petitions against Shawty Lo because I felt like the world didn’t need to see an ignorant display of various baby mamas with ratchet nicknames and an array of children who don’t even realize their victims. The petition for “Married To Medicine” seems premature and out of place. This reality show isn’t as bad as Shawty Lo’s “All My Babies Mamas,” but there is some fighting and lots of materialism, a la “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
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“Black female physicians only compose 1% of the American workforce of physicians. Due to our small numbers, the depiction of Black female doctors in media, on any scale, highly affects the public’s view on the character of all future and current African American female doctors. Bravo’s “Married to Medicine” not only exploits the 6 lives of its Black female cast members, but, through its advertisements and commercials, heavily associates Black females in medicine with materialism, “cat fights”, and unprofessionalism.
In a time when doctors are being held to very high standards by the public and each other, it is unfathomable for such a depiction of medicine and black women to be broadcast on tv where it will be inevitably available for years to come, on the internet and through other media outlets.”
Additionally, as residency positions are becoming increasingly more competitive (particularly for Black women) and contingent upon social behavior of graduating medical students, this depiction will only hinder black female physicians from attaining competitive residencies. Hence, for the sake of integrity and character of black female physicians, we must ask that Bravo immediately remove and cancel “Married To Medicine” from its channel, website, and any other media.”
“Married To Medicine” is set to premiere on Bravo on March 24th. If this petition doesn’t stick, will you watch “Married To Medicine?”
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