Bad news, ladies. When your man gets the same bug you do but is inconceivably sicker and more of a little bitch than you were, he might *actually* be suffering more. But the good news is that it’s because his immune system is naturally weaker than ours. Sigh. What a burden it is to be the superior sex.
Dr. Kyle Sue, a Canadian researcher, was tired of the stereotype that men complain too much when they are sick, so he decided to funnel a ton of money into proving that wasn’t the case. I mean, we still haven’t found a cure to cancer, but sure, this seems like a worthy cause. Dr. Sue found that men have higher rates of flu-related deaths and their bodies are less responsive to the flu vaccine. High testosterone levels might be to blame for the latter.
Feels like high testosterone levels are to blame for every single one of men’s problems? Just an observation…
While it’s sort of reassuring our boyfriends aren’t faking sick the moment they get a sore throat, it does sort of mean we have to step up our caretaker game which feels like total bullshit? Dr. Sue joked that “Perhaps now is the time for male friendly spaces, equipped with enormous televisions and reclining chairs, to be set up where men can recover from the debilitating effects of man flu in safety and comfort.” We’re not laughing. The world needs no more male friendly spaces.
Call us crazy but it’d be great for women to have a slight break in between flu season and our current season of taking down sexual predators. Where is our friendly space of not having to be a caretaker equipped with reclining chairs? Oh the nail salon, right. Be right back.
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