Sunday, 24 July 2016

Zika & FEMALE sexual transmission

The "First female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus infection reported in New York City" is important to note for a couple of interesting, and seemingly tangential, reasons; 1) reveals the misandrist overtones of press and media that hitherto all but 'blamed' spread of the disease on men. 2) further exposes the equally misandrist language suggesting women were previously unable to spread the disease because they don't engage in 'male' behaviours (hidden code for 'aggressive', 'warlike' and other synonyms associated with 'maleness'), rather than due to biological inhibitions. 3) that women are now openly documented as a vector of infection (although press coverage of this fact was and is limited/suppressed).

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