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A Fox News medical expert on Tuesday argued that President Barack Obama's administration was wrong to force gender equality for health insurance rates because men "only have the prostate," while women "have the breasts, they have the ovaries."
It's bad enough to have future serial killer Keith Ablow on the teevee dispensing creepy psychological advice with all the finesse of a monkey wielding a hatchet, I'm not going to listen to some other Foxian bozo argue that women should be charged more for health insurance because they's got more parts.
It's not that I don't have a strong stomach for these things, either, which is why it's no particular stretch to listen to Fox News blowhard not-Steve-Doocy opine that women should be charged more because they live longer, or to Gretchen Carlson observing that women should get a discount because men tend to wait longer to see the doctor and end up having more expensive problems, or we could even go with the old bit about how duh, women are the ones having the babies so they naturally use more healthcare—but what's that, the good doc here isn't going to go with even that one, he's so wedded to the womens has parts argument?
Carlson pointed out that women were blamed for maternity costs, "but men and women have babies together."
"I agree with you that it's a shared responsibility," [Fox News Medical A-Team contributor Dr. David Samadi] said. "But just the way the system are -- in my field, we only have the prostate. Women have the breasts, they have the ovaries, they have the uterus. They get checked in every part."
OH MY GOD NO. I am not doing this. I am not going to even list off the reasons why this statement made by an actual as-seen-on-teevee-medical-doctor-hi-doctor-nick-expert-guy is stupid, because it does not deserve even that much. I am instead going to simply observe that it is something that somebody actually said, and again use the occasion as proof that the show Fox & Friends is a secret, long-running plot to make America paste-eatingly stupid via osmosis.
Originally posted to Hunter on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 02:51 PM PDT.