A statue honoring J. Marion Sims, often referred to as the “father of gynecology,” was removed today after it was revealed that he performed medical experiments on slaves:

The NYC Public Advocate cheered the statue’s removal, saying “A monument to recognize a serial torturer of enslaved black women has no place in our city”:

But it’s OK to put the statue in Brooklyn?

Apparently so. It’s off to Greenwood cemetery where Sims is buried:


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