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This is going to sound strange, but I think some women shy away from the term feminist because they associate it with abortion rights and lesbians. They may be pro-choice and pro LBGQT+ rights but they don’t want people to make assumptions about them by saying, “I’m a feminist.” Just a theory.

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Excellent piece! It is chilling seeing all the stats placed together in such a short amount of space. The realities of the US are getting more and more unbelievable.

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Mar 13Liked by Linda Caroll

Hey Linda. Excellent points again. First step is dealing with the fact that so many do not want to wake up, because you know…creating the next big version of pink sauce on TikTok is where it’s at, bruh.

About birth control abolishment, sure you are right because a population explosion will do wonders for…wait for it…the billionaires owning the factories. Yep, so many people clamoring for work, no time for school gotta put food on the table, so hell-ya says one of these babies, I’ll work for $2.00 an hour. And the billionaire gleefully rubs their hands together and dreams about astronomical stock prices because labor costs have plummeted. ( yeah this explanation is simplistic, but in concept, accurate)

First order. Mess up the gaslighting trying to convince the masses that you, me and legions of others are paranoid or as you wrote in your comment “ scare mongers.”

All good here, you too? Will send you a note.

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Mar 13Liked by Linda Caroll

😢Those in power never willingly give up that power. Thus is HIStory written.

Thanks for this weekly newsletter on HERstory, Linda.

Many blessings to you.

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Mar 13Liked by Linda Caroll

IKR? It is terrifying. And yes, there is outcry but not anything close to enough.

And women, 51% of the population..how can so many accept the inequality for 1/2 of human beings .

Future writing and activism projects for us.

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Mar 13·edited Mar 13

You can add this to the 'gender inequity plagues healthcare' list: https://www.pnas.org/doi/pdf/10.1073/pnas.1800097115

TL;DR: Women are more likely to die from heart attacks than men mainly because male cardiologists tend to delay treatment for women more and tend to give suboptical care to women more often than men. The researchers didn't observe this effect with female cardiologists, but the majority of cardiologists in the United States are male.

In an ideal world, I'd be neutral about the gender of the physicians who treat patients. In the real world as it is today, I recommend that women get female cardiologists if possible, it might be the difference between life and death, while recognizing this is often impossible, especially in an emergency.

Also, a shocking number of people (including doctors!) believe that heart disease is uncommon in women, even though cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death in women (much higher number than breast cancer). Thus, more delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis...

EDIT: And I didn't even say anything about why male cardiologists outnumber female cardiologists in the United States.

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41% of Americans say there are no differences between genders? That’s a lot of rocks for 41% to live under.

Unbelievable that we still have so far to go, but ,sadly, that is reality. Unless...unless the great gaslighting continues and someday soon, WITHOUT anything improving in terms of women’s rights, that number will be 81%. Pushing high nineties. Revising the wording in Lincoln’s quote about “ fooling all the people”.

Thanks, Linda. Another of your pure gold pieces. Please keep ‘em coming.

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