He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know

By Jessica Valenti

Double criteria are not anything new. girls take care of them each day. Take the typical truism that ladies who sleep round are sluts whereas males are studs. Why is it that males develop distinct and sexily grey as they age whereas girls simply get baggy and haggard? have you puzzled how a tender lady is meant to either virginal and provocatively engaging while? Isn’t it unfair that operating mothers are categorized “bad” for concentrating on their careers whereas we shake our heads in disbelief once we pay attention concerning the occasional stay-at-home dad?

In He's a Stud, She's a Slut, and forty nine different Double criteria each girl may still Know, Jessica Valenti, writer of Full Frontal Feminism, calls out the double criteria that have an effect on each lady. no matter if Jessica is declaring the salary incomes discrepancies among women and men or revealing the entire areas that girls nonetheless aren’t equivalent to their male counterparts—be it within the place of work, court, bed room, or home—she continues her signature wittily sarcastic tone. With sass, humor, and in-your-face evidence, this booklet informs and equips girls with the instruments they should strive against sexist reviews, topple ridiculous stereotypes (girls aren’t solid at math?), and finish the

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It’s time that we loved our silence. 31 HE’S lined, SHE’S SCREWED were you aware THAT AS lately AS 2005, rapists have been getting their Viagra coated by way of Medicaid yet rape sufferers around the nation couldn’t get emergency birth control? it sounds as if, picking not to get pregnant via rape used to be simply even more debatable than purchasing a intercourse offender’s hard-on. take a seat on that for some time. yes, it’s an severe instance, however it highlights the ridiculous disparity among the sexes by way of well-being and treatment. males are coated, girls are fucked. in actual fact, ladies were getting the fast finish of the healthcare stick for a protracted time—mostly simply because males were used because the commonplace of care. enable me problematic: whilst medical professionals and scientists did examine on such things as center assaults and melanoma, they used male matters of their stories. This intended that each one the knowledge they bought approximately indicators, the way to deal with sufferers, and so forth, particularly similar merely to males. That’s why sure ailments cross underdiagnosed in women—and it’s killing us. actually, 3 million girls most likely have center illness that has long gone undetected as the signs are diversified for ladies than for males. this case is much more dire for girls of colour, who're usually neglected altogether. one other factor with ladies and health and wellbeing is that ladies require much more preventative care than males do—which isn’t continually lined through coverage and isn’t continuously advised to girls. for instance, girls desire common Pap smears, mammograms, and osteoporosis tests—all preventative. yet for a few cause or one other (cough, sexism, cough) women’s healthiness is usually given the shaft through the govt. even if it’s focusing on ladies as a result of reproductive-justice concerns like abortion and contraception, or simply simple being grasping, ladies within the usa are suffering. in reality, there are 16 million uninsured ladies within the usa (I’m one in every of them, in fact). That’s insane. And permit me let you know, loads of fogeys simply don’t care. In 2007, conservatives and the spiritual correct antagonistic laws that might renew and extend investment for the country Children’s medical health insurance application (SCHIP). Now, it is a application to supply for children, however the cause that the conservatives have been all bent off form used to be that it helped out pregnant ladies. For genuine. you notice, Democrats got rid of a few anti-choice amendments that had the nerve to spot girls because the beneficiaries of care whereas they’re pregnant. Anti-choice conservative assholes at the relatives examine Council published a press release saying:The new residence invoice adjustments the SCHIP software to hide medical health insurance for a “pregnant lady” instead of disguise the kid within the womb. this might undermine the “unborn baby rule” and will potentially permit investment for abortions in these States that come with abortion as a part of their Medicaid future health assurance for pregnant ladies. What they have been particularly pissed approximately used to be the language switch: Pregnant girls shouldn’t gain, unborn young children should still.

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