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TOPIC: Hillary Clinton's Health

Hillary Clinton's Health 25 Sep 2016 22:09 #10350

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I can understand that the public would want to know if a presidential candidate were seriously ill. However, I think they are making it a bit too big of a deal (and possibly more than they would if it were Trump who had pneumonia). People get sick and life goes on. I'm sure that both candidates have a lot of things wrong with them, but I don't really care as long as Trump doesn't get his tiny sausage fingers all over the Supreme Court nominations.

On a separate note, I wish the medical community would treat women's health as seriously as the media is treating Clinton's. Normal women: " Got heart palpitations, chest pains, and trouble breathing at night? Eh, you're probably a stressed out housewife. Try breathing exercises and a bubble bath." That literally happened to my mom for months before she had a heart attack (thankfully she had surgery just in time and she's ok). I've learned that her case isn't unique though.

We have a long history of deeming that we know what's best for women's bodies (and not consulting them). It still happens in the case of reproductive health, abortion, and general care. I don't think it's always intentional, but it has a negative real-life impact anyway.
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