Friday, February 17, 2006

god hates women, episode 2

Note: This is an older post, but I moved it foward because it fits on better with my "god hates women" series.




Today's installment of "god hates women" is sponsored by jesus.

There are more than 100 identified strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), about 30 of which can be spread during sexual contact. Half of all sexually active women between 18 and 22 in the US are infected. Some of them cause genital warts, while more dangerous strains can cause anal cancer, vulvar cancer, head and neck cancers, nonmelanoma skin cancers, and most notably, cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women, and is the third leading killer of women wordwide, causing 9 deaths per 100,000.

On Oct 7th 2005, Merck confirmed that their new product GARDASIL, was 100% effective at preventing cervical pre-cancers and non-invasive cervical cancer associated with HPV in a study involving over 10,000 women.

In short, science has given us a vaccine against the cancer which is the #3 killer of women worldwide.

This should be good news. Unfortunately, the followers of jesus prefer that women die. Bridget Maher, of the Family Research Council, has been quoted in an article in the New Scientist as saying "Giving the HPV vaccine to young women could be potentially harmful, because they may see it as a licence to engage in premarital sex". Apparently they seem to believe that their god would prefer women to run the risk of death than get laid.

Un. Be. Lieveable.

Katha Pollitt has a very, very, very good article on The Nation titled " Virginity or Death!" that I highly recommend reading.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Islandgirl said...

I don't think it is so much of a case of "God hates Women" as a case of "Men can't get over the fact that Women are the Superior Sex!" And if you don't think that's the case, try to ask a man to cook dinner, talk on the phone, help the kids with homework,fold laundry, save the dog from choking on the cat, while co-ordinating with co-workers to plan tomorrow's work schedule ALL AT THE SAME TIME and see what happens. (Or doesn't happen as the case may be). So If you can't beat them, stone them to death! Serves the stupid woman right - let's remind her who the REAL boss is!!! We have a penis remember! HA! (Can I say Penis - or is it a banned Yahoo word??)

February 22, 2006 8:05 AM  

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