It will probably be at least another 50 years before the "gender health gap" is recognized as a national problem of significant priority. The fact that men are dying an average of eight years earlier than women does not seem to concern anyone except a few men's rights activists. The Surgeon General or the Secretary of Health and Human Services do not seem to be upset. Neither have I heard of anybody planning on running for office on the “gender health gap plank.” Oh well, maybe 50 years is being too optimistic. After all, we're only men (disposable). I believe in the old civil rights adage that "no one will be free until we all are.'' It is too bad that most of us won't live long enough to see that day.



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