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(Jezebel)   Why dudes' nuts should shrivel at the thought of a Romney presidency   (jezebel.com) divider line 10
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3958 clicks; posted to Politics » on 23 Oct 2012 at 11:36 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-10-23 01:15:48 PM
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GF named my left testicle thundercles: the health care bill forces insurance companies to charge the same rate for men and women desptie the fact that women consume much much more medicine than men do. at my age womens insurance is double that of mens because of this. i dont want to be forced to subsidize the medicine of women. especially when, for example, there is no public outcry that mens car insurance is more expensive. people should pay for the things they want, other people should not be forced to pay it for them.

"but women need that medicine to stay healthy" seems to be the argument. Well as a man i need about double the daily calories to stay healthy. Does that mean that women should be forced to subsidize my grocery bill? feminism is about mitigating the disadvantages of women while ignoring or exacerbating the disadvantages of men. and that is sexism.


Actually, women do visit doctors more often than men, and until about the age of 50, they do spend more on health care. At fifty, the situations reverse in a big way. Most of the cost of care for women is regular check-ups. We need pap smears (a very cheap test) every year, so we get a general checkup once a year. Now, there's nothing really expensive about preventative care, but over a 30 year span it adds up. And child birth and the the related pre- and post-natal care is very costly. (This is one of the reasons insurance companies were falling over themselves to eliminate the co-pay for birth control. The other is that birth control which could cost a woman a couple thousand dollars out-of-pocket would cost the insurance companies a tiny fraction of that amount.)

So, for about thirty years, women a spending a small, steady amount (except for pregnancy) compared to men who spend virtually nothing. Then guys hit fifty. All those things they've been ignoring for the last 30 years? Yeah, they're a LOT more costly to treat. Women have fewer problems over fifty than man, and they tend to be less expensive because regular check-ups mean early detection. Early detection means cheaper and easier to treat. Do you think it would be a good idea if we all agreed not to cover the crippling costs of health care for men over 50?
2012-10-23 11:38:34 AM
2 votes:

wee: I refuse to read certain things based on their source. That list is really, really small. Jezebel is in the top three.

Why would anyone waste their time reading that nonsense?


Jezebel>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>American Stinker et al. Not that I'm defending Jezebel, but there are WAY worse publications on the internet.
wee [TotalFark]
2012-10-23 03:41:01 AM
2 votes:
I refuse to read certain things based on their source. That list is really, really small. Jezebel is in the top three.

Why would anyone waste their time reading that nonsense?
2012-10-23 04:09:28 PM
1 votes:
I thought those were pretty good points. I don't get the Jezebel hate.

fiver5: What a dumb biatch.


Which part of her arguments do you disagree with?
2012-10-23 01:52:50 PM
1 votes:

GF named my left testicle thundercles: the health care bill forces insurance companies to charge the same rate for men and women desptie the fact that women consume much much more medicine than men do. at my age womens insurance is double that of mens because of this. i dont want to be forced to subsidize the medicine of women. especially when, for example, there is no public outcry that mens car insurance is more expensive. people should pay for the things they want, other people should not be forced to pay it for them.

"but women need that medicine to stay healthy" seems to be the argument. Well as a man i need about double the daily calories to stay healthy. Does that mean that women should be forced to subsidize my grocery bill? feminism is about mitigating the disadvantages of women while ignoring or exacerbating the disadvantages of men. and that is sexism.


You might have a point if you were a gay guy/celibate priest, but if you have sex with ladies, then their birth control is your birth control.
2012-10-23 01:15:38 PM
1 votes:
Stopped reading when he author started ranting about how Romney wants to make birth control "less accessible." Which is a bold-faced lie. Nobody on the right at all is talking about banning the pill. All we are doing is opposing yet-to-take-effect changes that would force people who believe birth control is wrong to pay for it. So, in other words, to keep -and not change - the current status quo. Is birth control accessible now? Then stop whining. We are trying to stop a change on that issue, not to force a change.

This whole "war on women" narrative is based on total misrepresentation and out-right lies.
2012-10-23 12:00:00 PM
1 votes:

LectertheChef: Smelly McUgly: I try really hard to avoid the Gawker sites, so if someone might please summarize that whole thing...

1. Your one night stand could be a one life headache.
2. The end of dating as we know it.
3. What if your wife/sister/girlfriend/mother gets raped or has a severely health-threatening pregnancy?
4. Gay guys? Mitt Romney wants to add an amendment to the constitution to restrict your right to marry the person of your choice.
5. So you're a responsible guy who lives as a respectable citizen of Romn-erica, only having sex with your subservient Kolob-sanctioned wife and earning the millions of dollars necessary to pay for health care for your giant brood without having to rely on the government. You're still going to pay for this, one way or another.


Thank you.
2012-10-23 11:49:03 AM
1 votes:

Smelly McUgly: I try really hard to avoid the Gawker sites, so if someone might please summarize that whole thing...


"Like getting laid without all those nasty drawbacks? Vote Obama."
2012-10-23 11:45:53 AM
1 votes:
Ugh, silly Jezebel. Do they not understand this late in the game, there are two groups of men vis-a-vis women:

The ones who already understand this and are voting Obama anyway, and the ones for whatever reason just don't give a fark and aren't going to read a Jezebel article anyway.

Yeah, it's nice to publish stuff like this, sound like you're trying to do the right thing, and get a nice ego stroke out of it and feel righteous, but in the end what's the point?
2012-10-23 01:37:40 AM
1 votes:
What a dumb biatch.
 
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