A woman stands beside the empty pedestal where a statue of J. Marion Sims used to stand. Multiple groups demanded the removal of the statue, which sat on a pedestal praising his achievements as “brilliant” without acknowledging the women who endured his painful experiments.

A woman stands beside the empty pedestal where a statue of J. Marion Sims used to stand. Multiple groups demanded the removal of the statue, which sat on a pedestal praising his achievements as "brilliant" without acknowledging the women who endured his painful experiments.

A woman stands beside the empty pedestal where a statue of J. Marion Sims used to stand. Multiple groups demanded the removal of the statue, which sat on a pedestal praising his achievements as “brilliant” without acknowledging the women who endured his painful experiments.

A woman stands beside the empty pedestal where a statue of J. Marion Sims used to stand. Multiple groups demanded the removal of the statue, which sat on a pedestal praising his achievements as “brilliant” without acknowledging the women who endured his painful experiment