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    Saturday, November 11, 2006

    Tit rot, knacker lackers and fire in the hole

    After reading this post over at Adrian's I have a couple of things to say:
    First, I fucking hate theme events; I don't even like fancy dress parties - unless they have a 'topless girlies with perky boobies' theme. I don't like Red Nose Day, Pink Ribbon Day, Shave For a Cure or even the MS readathon. All of them are noble causes - all of which I have been affected by - none of which I donate to. At least, not during the aforementioned themed events. I am aware of these causes and contribute to them accordingly based on the merit of their case, not because people are willing to humiliate themselves in order to glorify their own self-image as public benefactors. Which is not to lump Adrian's young bloke in with those knuckle fuckers who think that getting their hair spray painted makes them into paragons of virtue.
    Secondly, this is a better than average cause which, as a card-carrying misogynist, lights my fire. There has been a lot of talk about this cervical cancer vaccine being put on the PBS - and rightly so. I don't care how much it is going to cost, three jabs will save a lot of lives and a lot of money in the future, too. Twenty two female MPs signed a letter demanding that the PBS listing be expedited. How many of these women would have gone to the trouble of drafting and signing a letter if the vaccine were for prostate cancer? Prostate cancer killed 2718 bonzer Aussies in 2001. Source: Cancer in Australia 2001,( AIHW & AACR, 2004) (Via
    Australian institute of Health and Welfare. This is slightly more than 1000% of the number of women who died of cervical cancer in the same period (ibid*) and 124 more than died of breast cancer (ibid, again.).
    How much money gets poured into women's health compared to men' health? Women live longer already^, they are less likely to contract just about any form of cancer than men (Specialised girly bits excepted, although 26 men died of tit rot in 2001.); the only gender neutral cancers in which women are markedly more represented in the statistics are Thyroid cancer and cancers related to alcohol consumption - although the mortality rate for thes second group is actually higher among men than women, females were more likely to be diagnosed.
    Some of the discrepancies in levels of what would appear to be gender neutral diseases can be attributed to the cause rather than the site: Four times as many men as women contracted mesothelioma. Blue Sky Mine, anyone? (That would be Wittenoom for the uneducated.)
    Five times as many men contracted Karposi's Sarcoma. This is one of the diagnostic indicators for HIV. Not for nothing in the politically incorrect eighties did we call AIDS the Anally Injected Death Syndrome. Although bum cancers don't appear to be biased toward men much more than other cancers.
    So what's my Point?
    I forget.
    ^You know why old married men die younger than old married women?
    They want to.
    * I jist put ibid in cos I no wot it meens.
    Oh yeah, I remember one point. Breast cancer and Cervical cancer research is so well-funded compared to Prostate cancer, Testicular cancer, etc., because women are much more vocal about their perceived injustices than men - and because men like boobies. As for the Cervix, let me quote L.J. Hooker - "Location, location, location."

    6 Comments:

    Blogger Yorkshire Pudding said...

    I'm with you all the way on this cobber! It seems almost fashionable/politically correct to support charities that tackle women's ailments. In Sheffield they still haven't put down the pink bunting for Breast Cancer Awareness Week. Hey, I'm aware now! What about testicular cancer you hypocritical morons! Men's Health needs a much higher profile and I'd like to volunteer for a sponsored Shagathon. Line up ladies!

    11/11/2006 07:34:00 am  
    Blogger Blasphemous Rumours said...

    OK, Penis-tots, you're crossing a line here. If you think women get more money for their ailments, it's because our voices and will-to-get-it-done is stronger than yours. Give money and a voice to your charities. As a cervical cancer surviver and the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, I have a very strong, loug (yeah sometimes obnoxious) voice on this subject. Try it.

    11/11/2006 06:36:00 pm  
    Blogger Dirk said...

    Pud,
    the bunting stuff was still up at the real estate agent in St. George yesterday as well.
    BR,
    I fail to see how pointing out official statistics is crossing a line. Nor do I see how being affected by cancer lends weight to your argument. It is a cheap tacky way of trying to install credibilty into an inadequate argument. Everybody I know over the age of ten has had direct experience with the consequences of cancer.
    If you think women get more money for their ailments, it's because our voices and will-to-get-it-done is stronger than yours.
    How does that sentence contradict the one following-
    Breast cancer and Cervical cancer research is so well-funded compared to Prostate cancer, Testicular cancer, etc., because women are much more vocal about their perceived injustices than men - and because men like boobies.
    Also follow the link - your advice is superfluous.

    11/12/2006 06:10:00 am  
    Blogger Ranger Tom said...

    I've been donating to The Fund For Zero Population Growth for years.

    11/12/2006 07:56:00 pm  
    Blogger Blasphemous Rumours said...

    Alas, get personally (very personally) striken with anything potentially fatal to you or a loved one and your secured attitude will slap you square in the face... it did for me - and that was simply my point. Breathe on healthily with my blessing, Scrotum-Man (and I mean that in the best sense!)

    11/14/2006 10:38:00 am  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Bugger me, I must be a redneck too. Male, no disabilities expect for glasses, spent years in the coal mines and in Rocky. Born in Central Qld, west of the divide, English/Scots/Irish (both brands)ancestry. Living in Canberra, Centre Of The Known Universe (I can prove it). Government job these last several years, but we make money from folks overseas - wonder we haven't been privatised for the benefit of JWH's little friends in Pitt Street. Must be something to do with the constitution. Don't believe anything little Johnny says about R&D if the salaries paid to scientists, the stripping of the CSIRO and the research people I know who have had to find other employment over the past few years are any guide.

    2/01/2007 08:32:00 pm  

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