From the “Administration” Press, the AP: “A new study offers more compelling evidence that life expectancy for some US women is actually falling, a disturbing trend that experts can’t explain.” For those of you in Rio Linda, what this means is that some American women are dying earlier than they should, and nobody knows why. “The latest research found that women age 75 and younger are dying at higher rates than previous years in nearly half of the nation’s counties — many of them rural and in the South and West. Curiously, for men, life expectancy has held steady or improved in nearly all counties.”

So clearly we have some discrimination here.

Whoever’s causing this is discriminating against women, particularly women in the South, women on the farm, and women in the West. Whoever’s responsible for this (some Republican, obviously) is discriminating against… Well, aren’t they responsible for everything? “The study is the latest to spot this pattern, especially among disadvantaged white women.” So now we’re adding even more info to the mix. “Disadvantaged white women” are dying earlier than their compatriots, and nobody knows why. “Some leading theories blame higher smoking rates, obesity and less education, but several experts said they simply don’t know why.

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