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Samizdata quote of the day

FYI, the death rate of COVID-19 among men is about 60% higher than among women. As there are no biological differences between men and women, I conclude this is entirely due to our inability in our society to teach men not to rape.

– Samizdata Illuminatus

10 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • Bulldog Drumond

    Yup, that must be it 😆

  • Ferox

    You have forgotten the Half-Silvered Mirror Rule of Gender Equality: “There are no differences between men and women …except when women are better.”

    Women clearly have stronger resistance to disease than fragile men. No word yet on whether men can prevent infection by identifying as women …

  • Kalashnikat

    Genetically, militarily, historically and in many other “-ily and -ally” ways, individually and generally, men are biologically expendible. Women are not.

    Change my mind…

  • Nullius in Verba

    “As there are no biological differences between men and women, I conclude this is entirely due to our inability in our society to teach men not to rape.”

    … or to wash their hands.

    (Statisticians involved in the biological sciences tell me that unless the trial is a large, well-controlled double-blind, that risk ratios less than 2 should be treated as noise, and insignificant. Spurious correlations abound. But our society is also unable to teach men statistics, either…)

  • bobby b

    Probably matches the smoking statistics.

  • Penseivat

    Perhaps more men than women are dying because they want to?

  • Rudolph Hucker

    I welcome the arrival of Titania McGrath as a regular contributor.


  • Let us not forget…

    Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat.

    Hillary Clinton – 17 November 1998

  • CaptDMO

    Males…deeper breathing/ higher pulse/BP due to higher exertion, in toxic environments.
    Smoking of course. Drinking of course.
    A lifetime of Physical, rather than psycho, stress compromised plumbing?
    What are the mortality numbers with male/female brick makers,agricultural field folk, tanners, transportation maintenance, insulation installers, foundry workers, and fire fighters…in India? In China? In Italy? In California? In Sheffield?

    OTOH, repeated exposure to osmosis of makeup/ huffing of beauty-laundry products/ “domestic” food modifiers, young mobile petri dishes.

    Compromised stagnant plumbing, vs. young, resilient, still growing-fighting-recoverable, organs.

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