Saturday, November 28, 2009

Man Flu

It is the season of man-flu. Have you had it yet?

Did you know that women consume far more medical resources than men do? Yet men are more likely to die than women from all major diseases, as Warren Farrell points out. It is no accident that women live longer than men.

Equal numbers die in the UK each year from prostate and breast cancers. Look at the furore over breast cancer, yet there is no screening program for prostate.

Women are more likely than men to take time off work due to illness.

Yet feminists talk of men having 'man-flu', which is basically an accusation of malingering. As a man, you have no right to be ill. You have no right to have your symptoms taken seriously. It is just a boring inconvenience for women. You can't perform and entertain them as they expect, so you are ridiculed. A sick man is a weak man. A weak man is no man at all.

Feminists try to promote the idea that women are nobly struggling in the face of terrible illness, whereas men crumble at the first sign of trouble. They are stronger than you, and therefore morally superior to you.

I find the notion of man-flu pretty offensive. Like 'wierdo' and 'pervert', it is a way of coercing men into doing what women want; of, in Moxon's terms, 'policing the male hierarchy'.

That wouldn't be so bad in itself, but it is not a relationship of equals. She can laugh at you for having man flu, but you can't tell her she's an ugly fat cow, or whatever. Your right to police the female hierarchy has been severely curtailed, while her rights have been extended.

You may think you are ill with seasonal flu, but you are not. You are a miserable, self-pitying liar. Get over yourself, you wanker.

3 comments:

paddybrown said...

"Man-flu" is just a pre-emptive denial of sympathy, a declaration of not giving a shit how men feel. It's the near end of the misandry spectrum.

tiredofitall said...

Yet feminists talk of men having 'man-flu', which is basically an accusation of malingering. As a man, you have no right to be ill. You have no right to have your symptoms taken seriously. It is just a boring inconvenience for women.

I once had an ex accuse me of faking a 102 degree fever because and I quote, "If you're so feverish why are you shivering?"

But come every 28 days my world was supposed to stop cause she bled, and got all cranky..

Anonymous said...

From a post on antimisandry.com:

"A friend of mine contacted me on Monday with a story she knew I would be interested in.
Her 18-month-old son had "not had a wet nappy" for two days. He was neither eating nor drinking, he had a bit of a temperature and was very restless and unhappy.
Since the Doctors' surgery is closed at weekends she took her son to the local Cottage Hospital on Sunday morning. She told me that when the nurse arrived she didn't so much as look at the toddler but instantly dismissed his suffering as "Man-Flu" implying that he was just seeking attention."