dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Saturday, 23 September 2017

For some reason, Annie seems to envy men the "ability" or "right" to take piss-poor care of their health.

(Strip Number 5022, Original Publication Date, 23 September 1988)

Panel 1: Later that day, we find Annie congratulating Elly on getting John to go see the doctor because men simply don't go as often as women do.

Panel 2: This is because dealing with what Smug Throwback To The Fifties Lynn calls "feminine hijinx" and what normal people call "having children and undergoing pap smears and mammograms and the like" means that unlike men, women know what's going on in their own bodies.

Panel 3: The two of them agree that men spend most of their lives in ignorance as regards their own well-being.

Panel 4: When Annie says that she's coming back AS a man if she's given a choice the next time around, Elly's sudden realization that not only does Annie believe in reincarnation but that she's afforded a choice baffles her.

Summary: It's bad enough that we're going to be clobbered over the head with her wailing about it's a man's world without the fear something like this raises: her cheering on GPs who take women with legitimate problems aside and go "There, there, Dear" at them. We know from the mess with Jim that most of the idiots believed that he was a vegetable because a neurologist who only saw him once said something vague while ignoring the therapists who saw signs of life in him because they were JUST GIRLS so Mrs Female Hijinx is going to set back the cause a decade or five with any Lynnsight.
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