Women hardest hit: Australian senator wants to remind us all that COVID-19 is a gendered crisis

Women hardest hit: Australian senator wants to remind us all that COVID-19 is a gendered crisis. By Brett T. at Twitchy.

Australian Sen. Mehreen Faruqi is not the first person we’ve heard remind us all that COVID-19 isn’t tied only to racism and xenophobia; it’s also a gendered crisis in which women are serving on the front lines.

Twitter responses include:

The virus has her trumped. Last I looked it’s very disproportionally killing men. …

And this virus mostly kills men by a 2 to 1 margin. …

Latest statistics show men are more vulnerable to infection and serious progression, as well as death from COVID-19. Logically, women should therefore be at the forefront because they have a better chance of escaping infection and surviving if they do get infected. …

What’s worse, coronavirus or gender studies? …

Odd. No mention of the male doctors, nurses, security, facilities managers, and all of the different specialties…Physical therapists, x-ray techs, janitors. You’d almost think she hates men. …

Or the high ratio of men in law enforcement, firefighters, national guard, etc….

At least she didn’t commend the virus for fighting toxic masculinity …

Weird, yesterday I was just thinking about how I hadn’t heard much of this garbage since the pandemic started. I thought maybe people saw COVID-19 for what it is, a virus that indiscriminately goes after anyone. Nope, the oppression Olympics are still on.

Beautiful.

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