This comment is by wellokaythen on the post Manning Up: Women’s Rise, Man’s Demise?
Men with heart disease are more likely to get blamed for it than women with heart disease. “If only you men didn’t eat so poorly and take on so much stress, you wouldn’t get so many heart attacks.” With women, however, heart disease is a killer, an epidemic sweeping the nation, not really anyone’s fault, except for the medical profession which needs to do more to prevent it.
(I was just thinking that on TV a man having a heart attack is sometimes used as a source of amusement. [Fred Sanford, for example.] But, you don’t see a woman having a heart attack placed in a comedic light. With men, it’s funny and it’s all our fault anyway.)
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