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When Business and Personal Interest Collide

May 7, 2010

I work in a medically related field, and it’s not rare that my work gives me some insight into women’s lot.  For example, I recently did a little research on posterior globe ruptures – ruptures of the eyeball.  It turns out, unsurprisingly, that while males suffer the majority of ruptured eyeballs, explicitly due to occupational and recreational proclivities, they are generally penetrative injuries.  That is, some sharp and/or high-velocity projectile object actually penetrates the eye.  The majority of women’s ruptured eyeballs, on the other hand, are caused by blunt force trauma.  That is, a blunt object strikes the woman’s eye causing the pressure to increase so significantly that the globe of the eye is ruptured by contact with internal structures, such as the eye socket.  There is no mention of any occupational or recreational proclivities that might garner this discrepancy, unlike the explicit explanation given for males’ global ruptures.  Women aren’t having fun or being paid when they suffer global ruptures.

I’m sure I don’t have to tell any of you, then, who’s wielding the blunt objects or who causes these women’s injuries.

5 Comments
  1. soulsis permalink
    May 7, 2010 3:14 pm

    No u don’t. Its clear that these women are being battered and that the patriarchy is doing a good job of keeping that hidden.

    Fists, penises, books, bats and other objects, weilded as weapons by men, are the reason for womens trauma.

  2. atheistwoman permalink
    May 12, 2010 12:41 am

    It’s chilling. And they’ll never admit it, as that would be awfully oppressive to men.

    • soulsis permalink
      May 12, 2010 12:50 am

      You said it AW. You said it.

    • atheistwoman permalink
      May 12, 2010 1:28 am

      Thanks soulsis.

      I’d like to think that if the true extent of men’s abuse were ever allowed to see the light of day that women would realize what was going on and do something about it.

      ahem.

      But while global ruptures (shudder) may not be common knowledge–rape, murder, and general abuse ARE.

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