Recently, the USAToday expressed rage that men are increasing their life expectancy at a higher rate than women in the USA.
A report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), a health research center at the University of Washington showed the average lifespan for American men improved by 4.6 years, but only by 2.7 years for women. In 2010, life expectancy for American men was 76.2 years while it was 81.1 years for American women.
The news organization exclaimed this is cause for alarm.
Why? What is so wrong about men eventually living as long as women?
Even worse, Ali Mokdad, director of the research team said "A gain in life expectancy should be equal among men and women," "This is a wake-up call for all of us." It is ridiculous for a medical professional to make such a feminist statement. The only wake up call needed is for the medical field to weed out feminism. They should be trying to eliminate the gender gap in life expectancy not preserve it. No biological reason has ever been clearly identified for gender differences in average lifespan in the USA. The medical establishment once thought testosterone had a toxic effect on the human body while estrogen protected it against disease thereby allowing women to live longer. This theory was based on feminist ideology not biological science. Using estrogen in the treatment of disease has been a failure. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute states "Estrogen-alone therapy [for women] increased the risk for stroke and venous thrombosis (blood clot, usually in one of the deep veins of the legs). It had no effect on heart disease and colorectal cancer, and an uncertain effect on breast cancer."
Science says smoking, excess alcohol, stress and obesity are major factors affecting human lifespan. In the past, men smoked more, drank more and had more stressful work than women. This impacted their longevity. Today, in the USA, women are smoking more, binge drinking and obtaining more stressful jobs. These factors are slowing women's life expectancy gains, not neglect by the medical profession as Mokdad implies.
Additionally, obesity is a growing problem among women. Obese women outnumber anorexic women by approximately 9 to 1 in the USA. Yet the medical establishment focuses on anorexic not obesity. The reason for this focus appears to be feminism. Generally, males are unattracted to heavy women. Feminist view this unattractiveness as a benefit for women. Thus, feminists lobby the medical community against the seriousness of obesity in women.
A valid concern is how will feminist use this IHME report. Will they use it to lobby for increasing research on women's health and decreasing research on men's health?