Madonna and (man)whore

6 Jul

(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.

2 Responses to “Madonna and (man)whore”

  1. Lori 06/07/2016 at 12:59 PM #

    You’re partly right. However, health insurances are all about making money for well, themselves and so they’re driven completely by bottom line. We have as many denials for Cialis as we do for any other med. As well as testosterone. They have to be used for health reasons, not just male dysfunction.

    But I agree, the bias is as always toward the male of the species.

    • azteclady 06/07/2016 at 1:00 PM #

      Thank you for giving perspective from the ‘in the know’ side; sadly, with today’s ‘journalism,’ every story is biased one way or another.

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