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and the editorial that goes with it.
With the rash of whacky medical wisdom coming from Hollywood, someone, at least NY POst needs to say STFU! Movies should NOT talk back!
From the medical business to the media to idiotic women, they all got on the Angeina Jolie bandwagon. For whatever reason she chose breast surgery, plastic or medical – it shouldn’t be our business. But she decided to make it so, so here is my reaction:
A healthy woman is hailed as brave for cutting her breasts because she might get cancer (she still might now, but better odds) I don’t know who came up with the 87% and 5 % numbers and how, but people take them on faith and miss one point: without surgery she might never get cancer. With it, she still could.
Yet the move is praised to high heaven – even elevated at the rank of “a mother’s duty”. NY Times promotes the tweet with the quote about telling her kids they don’t have to fear losing her to cancer. Keep your breasts and you are a bad mommy!
It’s nice how everyone is so cavalier with a woman’s body parts. Waiting for the praise for someone cutting testicles based on an 87% chance.
I have been called ignorant, anti-woman and how do I dare criticize her. I don’t. She wanted to raise awareness, I’m aware and this is what I know:
Genetics is in its infancy – not sure how reliable their cause/effect study is – and is there only one gene involved? The numbers are highly suspicious.
Cancer patients are less and less getting surgery these days. Boosting immunity is the state of the art treatment. With all the early screening, it was noticed that the body takes care of a great number of tumors, through its immune system.
Breasts, ovaries are not just man toys, baby-making organs. They are important parts of our body. Nerves, hormones important to our overall health are there. Lopping them off based on a “maybe” is not bravery in my book.
Oh, and this woman the whole medical science defers to today, used to carry blood vials of her spouse around her neck (they both did, Billy Bob and her) for a strange reason I forgot now.
And a balancing view
Preventive double mastectomies among women in that latter group have shot up by 188 percent since the late-1990s. The steepness of the rise suggests those operations were driven less by medical advice than by women’s exaggerated sense of risk of getting a new cancer in the other breast. According to one study, such women believed that risk to be more than 30 percent over 10 years when it was actually closer to 5 percent. I am concerned that the coverage of Jolie’s decision, if not handled carefully, will add fuel to a culture of fear, to a misunderstanding of risk that could compromise women’s health choices.
Roman Polanski is miffed and boy, do we all get a talking to!. He writes – many times and in each paragraph
There’s scolding to be done!
The narcissistic rapist is outraged that his cushy escape life has been rudely interrupted
had landed with a view to receiving a lifetime award for my work from the representative of the Swiss Minister of Culture,
and for what? For raping a 13 years old?
Polanski is very annoyed with us – and especially with the judge who refused to abide to the wrist slapping code
33 years ago I pleaded guilty, and I served time at the prison for common law crimes at Chino, not in a VIP prison. That period was to have covered the totality of my sentence. By the time I left prison, the judge had changed his mind and claimed that the time served at Chino did not fulfil (sic) the entire sentence, and it is this reversal that justified my leaving the United States.
“Common law crimes”? Sounds like “crimes for commoners. What were they, Roman? Bueler? Anyone?
Of course he, Polanski had to flee the jurisdiction – he was a celebrity damn it! And he already did hard time in the joint for what? An entire Forty two days and NOT even in a VIP prison? Oh, the humanity!
Polanski is outraged that the documentary designed to rehabilitate him (not unlike the interview after the crime bragging he foiled justice) blew in his face
The resulting documentary not only highlighted the fact that I left the United States because I had been treated unjustly; it also drew the ire of the Los Angeles authorities, who felt that they had been attacked and decided to request my extradition from Switzerland,
Roman Polanski is outraged that his victim(“I told him I wanted to go home, but he pulled me back in the room”) – to whom he never even paid the damages the settlement he promised to pay – couldn’t make a criminal case go away
I can remain silent no longer because the California court has dismissed the victim’s numerous requests that proceedings against me be dropped, once and for all, to spare her from further harassment every time this affair is raised once more.
I say, give that celebrity a pat on the back.
Shawshank Redemption this ain’t..
He acknowledged the facts establishing unlawful sexual intercourse with a person who was not his wife. He acknowledged knowing her age. That’s it.
New generations of girls await.
NYC tabloids are giving fodder to politics again today.
Newsday, the most relevant – covers the Healthcare Club for Men other slight to women: get your mammograms late, please – we don’t want to spend on you
It seems that for all the put-downs out there Palin is the talk of the day – or at least 2 out of 3 tabloids.
The Daily News covers the Oprah stint
while AM-NY pouts over “NYC being snubbed” in the book tour.
NY Post has been giving Bloomberg good press (or rather Thompson bad press). Now that his 150 millions helped Bloomberg squeek by against an unfunded opponent, it’s safe for NY Post to balk at the post-elections budget cuts.
You get what you voted for, NY. Or rather, what you couldn’t be bothered to show up to vote against. As for NY Post? Since they failed to tell us that “Mike was one heck of a guy” before election day, they can stuff it!