The trouble with some “thought leaders” is that they think they can play doctor in front of a large audience with impunity. This is exactly what “investigative journalist” Raissa Robles did in a recent tweet (screenshot here).
If not for the quick fact check of an eagle-eyed Netizen, Robles would have gotten away with the misinformation she had inadvertently perpetrated.
Ah hello ang ibig sabihin po ng CERVICAL LESIONS ay lesions on the neck. Or mga kulani sa leeg. Haaay hirap ngayon lahat na lang feeling medical experts. pic.twitter.com/JLaiDM7Zhl
— Going bananas (@Goingbananas10) January 29, 2020
Indeed, Robles could have simply done a quick Google and find articles such as this that show that cervical lesions could occur in people of any gender.
Being a self-proclaimed “thought leader” is a serious responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Raissa Robles should at least apologise for her reckless tweet.