CNN Reports ‘STDs are Sexist Towards Women’

CNN must be out of quality content, because the news they produce is nothing more than trash, and it gets worse by the day.

On Thursday, the CNN network published a report claiming that sexually transmitted diseases are “sexist” against women. How did they come up with this asinine conclusion? That’s easy: a liberal expert on STDs said so.

Dr. Hunter Handsfield, a University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD professor, has studied sexually transmitted diseases for 40 years. He claims that “STDs are biologically and psycho-socially sexist at all levels,” in the piece titled: “STDS are sexist and women are the losers.”

Handsfield stated that women are more likely to catch STDs than a man, and that is one reason why they are sexist.


“So at any one exposure, a susceptible woman is more likely to catch it than a susceptible man.” -Dr. Hunter Handsfield


Pluralist reports:

Another expert interviewed by CNN, Dr. Edward Hook of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said women “bear the largest burden” of STD infection.

Handsfield chronicled examples showing STDs are more readily transmitted from man to woman in heterosexual pairings.

According to CNN reporter Sandee LaMotte, this was just “One reason STDs are sexist.” Another is how STD symptoms manifest and are interpreted in women.

“Symptoms are often more nonspecific in women, and can be mistakenly written off as a typical female annoyance,” LaMotte wrote.

And the “sexist nature of STDs can even follow a woman into the doctor’s office,” Lamotte averred.

Handsfield added that even experts are dumbfounded and “end up scratching their heads about the cause of 20% or 30% of women’s vaginal discharge.”

“Learn your genitals,” he concluded, “Learn what’s normal for you and be aware of any new oddities, and don’t be afraid to check them out.”

While I do agree that men and women alike should learn what is normal for their bodies and should use protection if they are having sex, I do no agree that a disease is sexist. That is like saying that breast cancer is sexist against men because women get it more often than men.

Disease is not discriminatory. Not everything has to be sexist or racist.