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March 09, 2005

Do you mean to tell me men and women are DIFFERENT??

Apparantly, the asprin therapy doctors have been perscribing to prevent heart attacks works for men but doesn't do shit for women except give them stomach bleeding. Guess what? The tests that showed asprin therapy helped prevent heart attacks were all done on men! And they expected women were just men without penises, and maybe with a uterus if it hasn't wandered off. What a shock that women react different to what works well with men! So now they say this ''clearly demonstrate[s] the importance of studying women as well as men in major cardiovascular clinical trials." And in all trials of anything that will be adminstered to both genders I hope?

4 Comments:

At March 13, 2005 6:16 AM, Blogger Shaula Evans said...

Oh, you optimist.

But we can hope, can't we?

 
At March 14, 2005 12:29 PM, Blogger casey said...

Considering I haven't seen much done about the fact that ibuprofen doesn't work for women half the time, even though it's been known for over 5 years, I guess hope is probably as far as it'll go.

 
At March 17, 2005 11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because male is obviously the "standard" version of human to most corporations, requests for equal testing on women before product is declared safe just puzzles them.

Remember the problem with the first generation air bags having excessive force? My husband worked in the auto industry at the time and so we became aware of this before it was widely reported. They made these one-size-fits-all bags to protect a 170 lb male who was not wearing his seatbelt. So women like myself, a bit on the short side, that need to sit closer to reach the pedals, were being injured because this was designed to be powerful enough to protect the guy who wouldn't even buckle-up?

Yeah, sexism is dead. Feminist should just smile and shut-up. BTW, I love to see the looks on people's faces when they see this large, 40 yr old, traditional-looking man out wearing his "This is what a feminist looks like t-shirt". And, for anyone who thinks he's doing it for me - wrong. I didn't know he was going to buy it and we're no longer together - just friends.

 
At March 17, 2005 12:02 PM, Blogger casey said...

Even the seatbelts themselves are made for men! The "shoulder" strap hurts my breasts (especially when their tender during mentsration) and I got a traffic ticket for not wearing the seatbelt over them! (i put it under my arm... my mom puts it behind the seat altogether.) Maybe it's just my own fault for not having perfect C cup sized breasts with a perfect shape that surely ALL women have.

 

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