Sexist lecture stirs Belgian university

"You can't treat a woman as your equal without becoming her slave." This is the outrageous lecture that a Belgian plastic surgeon gave at Ghent University.

Politicians reacted to Hoeyberghs’ statements on Twitter

This video of a Belgian plastic surgeon inspired more than 500 complaints from fellow doctors to the country's Institute for the Equality of Women and Men. Jeff Hoeyberghs made the sexist, misogynistic, homophobic remarks at Ghent University where he was invited to speak by an ultra-conservative student group called Katholiek Vlaams Hoogstudentenverbond (KVHV). The student group later defended Hoeyberghs’s remarks on the basis of free speech.

What he said during the lecture

Several fragments of the lecture were filmed and put on Facebook by the feminist Campagne ROSA organisation and provoked a great deal of indignation on social media. He made statements like “Women want the privileges of male protection and money, but they do not want to open their legs anymore”, “We have given women dishwashing machines and cleaning ladies, until they themselves became superfluous” and “You cannot treat a woman like an equal without becoming her slave”. In the same lecture, he said that women were not suitable to become scientist, as they always let emotions get in their way, according to him.

Refusal to apologize

The organization itself has only filed a complaint with the Order of Doctors, who will discuss the incident on the Limburg Provincial Council on 20 January, according to Allemaal Van Belang. Numerous other politicians, including both the Federal and Flemish Minister for Equal Opportunities, Nathalie Muylle and Bart Somers respectively, reacted to Hoeyberghs’ statements on Twitter. The plastic surgeon only posted a meme, that has since been removed, saying “I am not sexist. Sexism is wrong. and being wrong is for women” to his Facebook page to react to the commotion around his statements and his lecture.


12/13/2019 8:58 PM


  • Boramey B.
    03/16/2020 04:22

    Pathetic little man.

  • Pat I.
    12/31/2019 22:49

    Looks like he has rejection syndrome, what woman would want to be with something that miserable in any way shape or form.

  • Brandon J.
    12/30/2019 18:07

    Him and all those "conservative students" need to take a quick drop and a sudden stop

  • Bev K.
    12/30/2019 03:32

    Shoot him

  • Kim A.
    12/29/2019 15:21


  • Braulio D.
    12/29/2019 15:18

    ''...because women always let their emotions get in the way.'' Opens a public forum just to complain and nag lol

  • Melissa R.
    12/29/2019 03:52

    Oh look! A bunch of Incels got together for a little symposium. How lovely. 🙄

  • Debbi S.
    12/28/2019 20:53


  • Nadya C.
    12/28/2019 18:09

    Mariela Tirado Rivera 😡

  • William F.
    12/27/2019 14:28

    I think his body language speaks volumes, puffed up and stalking about like a dictator of a banana republic

  • Azalia R.
    12/27/2019 12:48

    Miserable, indigno espécimen masculino!!!!

  • Maggie B.
    12/26/2019 18:20


  • Phil H.
    12/26/2019 18:02

    Suspended in 2005 for "breaching the dignity of the profession of doctor." Suspended in 2006 publishing patient photos without permission. Pled guilty of criminal malpractice in 2007 because a breast augmentation was done wrong and caused an infection that could have killed the patient if not caught in time. (Conviction overturned on appeal, stating lack of evidence.). Dismissed from De Wellnesskliniek in 2009 after 12 years of employment because his work disgraced the company's reputation, opened a private practice. Suspended a year in 2010 for a botched operation in 2007. Possibly in trouble for the lecture in the above video, but probably not - he didn't name anyone specific, and while there are laws against class denigration in print in Belgium, it doesn't cover spoken material and Hoeyberghs didn't write any of it down. He's butchered and botched his patients his entire career, and then distributed pictures of them from the procedures, annihilating any trust his patients might once have had in him. He was given a platform and encouraged to talk about his career in front of a bunch of young men, and scapegoated women for his own consistent record of miserable failures.

  • Holli C.
    12/26/2019 14:23

    For someone so heavily pregnant with what...Sextuplets? He should be more understanding. What a F*CKING, FAT WASTE OF SKIN.

  • Graidon M.
    12/26/2019 04:20

    And yet...still displays more maturity than the current POTUS

  • Fiona R.
    12/25/2019 22:17

    Maybe the reason he has issues getting laid is that *sparkling* personality. 🙄

  • Renee B.
    12/25/2019 12:26

    He needs a personality transplant. Physician heal thyself.

  • Theresa B.
    12/23/2019 23:58

    What a beer gut

  • Tiffany W.
    12/22/2019 14:07

    I bet he is single and is sexually frustrated

  • Debbie L.
    12/21/2019 20:54

    Amazing how men like him think they just spouted from the ground and they just foraged for themselves. No credit whatsoever for mothers, he must not of had one. Poor pitiful boy screaming like he is a sad.

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