Oct 21, 2005

"Society has marched young men off to war"... [LINK]

In response to a particularly deranged letter to the Globe:

J.V. Castelli criticizes the team of neurologists who say it's safe for Tedy Bruschi to play football after suffering a mild stroke months earlier. Funny, I thought professionals who write to the Globe are identified with regard to their relevant expertise, but it appears Mr. Castelli does not have a medical degree with which to offer this judgement.

He also provides no evidence for the proposition that men's health is undervalued. One of the reasons men are marched off to war, for example, is that they tend to be more warlike. Similarly, the reason men are expected to run into burning buildings is that most women can't descend ladders while carrying others over their shoulders.

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