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Imagine two hands checking for breast lumps. If we all believe in "equity" why not? I think we don't believe in equity and I think this comparison will be seen as offensive. In that there might be some information. Perhaps a booth with hands checking people's craniums for double standards.
After giving birth four times, having a regular PAP smear for decades, and an annual mammogram for years now that was my initial thought too. But honestly men are so reluctant to go to the doctor that if this saves a life, well it's a good thing then. I wonder if they get a lollipop afterwards.
For all the talk of equality, men still see themselves as expendable. The physically sacrificial gender. This mindset is at odds with the sort of self-care promoted for the other sex. Medical care (if they don't kill you, given this is the third or fourth leading cause of death in the US) is under the umbrella of self-care. In any case, think about the penis vs the breast in the current popular mind. The former associated with violence (toxic masculinity, etc.) and the latter with nurturing. Could not be more different. As such, even though men have significantly higher cancer rates (often due to "dirty" jobs), curing breast cancer is not only more heavily promoted as a cause, but by a factor of 100. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6029678/
clarification please: the factor of 100 is the difference in "promotion" (public service announcements etc) or in something else?? (not in the NLM article)
100 to one is an anecdotal impression of society's concern about breast cancer, as compared to something like prostate cancer. I'm constantly barraged with breast cancer fund raisers etc. Not a scientific remark. The article only addresses cancer by gender. I really don't think people understand the "hazards of being male"; it's politically incorrect to even broach the subject.
As a locally-invasive-prostate-cancer survivor and as the son of a widely-disseminated-prostate-cancer victim (and the nephew of another one), I understand your viewpoint.
So sorry to hear it. My dad too.
I go to this booth at least once a day, vigilance is key.