When it comes to heart disease, men are asleep at the switch and are acquiescing to our federal government’s overt discrimination against men.
At the government’s Centers for Disease Control’s Heart Disease Facts, the site’s prominent, second bulleted fact is:
“More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2008 were in men.”
Despite heart disease hitting men harder than it does women, the CDC, because it knows men are asleep and reticent, boldly displays on the left a link to a “WISEWOMAN Program.”
There is no WISEMAN Program.
The WISEWOMAN Program says:
“The WISEWOMAN program is administered through CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. The WISEWOMAN program provides low-income, under-insured or uninsured women with chronic disease risk factor screening, lifestyle intervention, and referral services in an effort to prevent cardiovascular disease. The priority age group is women aged 40–64 years.”
Apparently, the CDC doesn’t seem to care about low-income, under-insured or uninsured men — even though it says, “For adults in age groups 18-24, 25-34 and 35-44 years, men were more likely than women to lack health insurance coverage.” (Often the media and women’s-advocate sites claim just the opposite — that women are more likely to lack coverage. Whose word should we accept as the final authority: The CDC’s, or an advocacy group’s?)
What if the CDC said, “More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2008 were in women,” and it had a WISEMAN Program? What would women, feminists in particular, call the CDC? Answer: sexist. And how long before they went to court to stop the discrimination?
“Quiet they sat, and dumb.” -Theodore Sturgeon, sci-fi writer in the 1940s to the 1970s.
Men, stop sleeping at the switch. Read “Why Few Men Protest Anti-male Sexism,” then call the CDC to register your complaint and threat of a lawsuit.
- “Heart Disease and the New Sexism“
- “Why More Women Than Men Die of Heart Disease“
- “Men’s heart disease is far worse than women’s but gets far less attention”
- “Health Disparites Persist for Men, and Doctors Ask Why“