A sexist celebration

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7547.976-a (Published 20 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:976
  1. Robert A Jacoby, editor, The Pop Reporter (rjacoby@jhuccp.org)
  1. Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs, 111 Market Place, Suite 310, Baltimore, MD 21202, MD, USA

    EDITOR—With distress I read Barford et al's editorial, with its coquettish title, inflammatory quote, and the first sentence's disdainful and sexist encouragement for “at least a quiet celebration” that women can now expect to live longer than men everywhere.1 Can you imagine the outcry if such a remark in a medical journal were directed towards women?

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