Respected surgeon 'period shamed' over bushfire tears

When Associate Professor Rhea Liang teared up on her break, a colleague asked if she was 'on her period'

Like many Australians, respected Queensland breast surgeon Associate Professor Rhea Liang has shed a quiet tear over the bushfire crisis.

 Associate Professor Rhea Liang
Associate Professor Rhea Liang

But her private reflection turned to outrage when a workplace colleague asked if she was crying because she was ‘on her period’.

Venting her spleen about the “git” on Twitter, Professor Liang, from the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, wrote:

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