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May 26, 2020

CNN: Men Doing Much Better In Pandemic, Other Than All The Dying, Of Course.

A CNN headline recently alerted us to the real tragedy of the pandemic, the fact that "Coronavirus is killing more men. But the lockdown is disastrous for women and their rights:"

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Apparently CNN does not consider dying to be disastrous.  What do they consider "disastrous" you ask?

Having more limited access to contraception.

I think you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who wouldn’t prefer a miserable death, gasping for air, and isolated from loved ones, over not being able to get birth control pills in a timely manner.

The article gets right into it from the start:

London (CNN)The novel coronavirus seems to be more deadly for men. But in many other ways, women are bearing the brunt of this pandemic.”

Among those “other ways” is a 10% greater likelihood of suffering a job loss.

You could argue that since men have a 50% greater likelihood of suffering a death, they are technically also experiencing a greater likelihood of a job loss since losing your life can really interfere with getting a good quarterly performance review.

On the other hand, shut up.

There are of course serious outcomes that do not include losing your life that women face disproportionately, such as domestic violence. Quite a bit of attention has been paid to that, as it should.

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You’d think in light of that, and all the other real-life negative outcomes of shutting people inside their homes, CNN would highlight the importance of easing up on the lockdowns so as to mitigate the extensive damage being done to women.

If you are thinking that, you probably need to start thinking about something else.

We suggest bunnies. And maybe gin.

Okay, gin. 

J.

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May 26, 2020 at 07:18 AM in Covid-19/Coronavirus, Current Affairs | Permalink

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