(Originally posted to the Community section of MyMedia–edited first link, and added content at the end.)
Previously, I touched on the incredible gender bias in healthcare.
Among other things, I mentioned that often, when women are in pain, we are told that ‘it’s all in our heads.’ Unsurprisingly, insurance companies are also happy to tell us that sexual issues–from low libido to vaginal dryness–are also in our heads. Men with low testosterone and/or erectile dysfunction just have to watch tv or go online to find multitude of options for treatment–most, if not all, of which, are fully covered by their insurance.
Women? No, little lady, first you have to go get your head shrunk; then…We’ll see.
Or, you know, live with it.
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A good fifth of the times I look at a news piece that includes video, there’s an advertisement for Viagra, or some other sex help drug for males. In contrast, the constant barrage of conservative ‘pro-life’ and ‘anti erosion of family values’ and rape apologist headlines is…breathtaking.
Men’s needs, men’s perceptions, men’s opinions–always oh so much more important than anyone else’s.
Fuck that noise.