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People Would Apparently Rather Let Women Die Than Accidentally Touch Their Boob Giving Them CPR

Man, if you thought women were having a hard time because of all the guys trying to touch their boobs all the time, it turns out women are also more likely to die from a heart attack because bystanders won’t give them CPR because they’re afraid to touch their boobs or open their shirts. You’re just getting it coming and going there.

A study published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology and reported by The Guardian found that 39% of women who went into cardiac arrest in public received CPR, compared to 45% of men, which made men more likely to survive such an event.

“It can be kind of daunting thinking about pushing hard and fast on the center of a woman’s chest,” said Audrey Blewer, a University of Pennsylvania researcher who led the study.

Rescuers also may worry about moving a woman’s clothing to get better access, or touching breasts to do CPR, said another study leader, Benjamin Abella, who added that doing CPR properly “shouldn’t entail that” as “you put your hands on the sternum, which is the middle of the chest. In theory, you’re touching in between the breasts.”

Is there maybe some other explanation for this? Not really.

Researchers had no information on rescuers or why they may have been less likely to help women. But no gender difference was seen in CPR rates for people who were stricken at home, where a rescuer is more likely to know the person needing help.

So researchers can’t say what’s causing this, but I can. No one wants to be accused of just walking around and grabbing titties like some sort of straight Kevin Spacey. We would clearly rather let someone die than be accused of copping a feel.

Which is ridiculous. If you know how to properly perform CPR and a woman needs it, no one is going to think you’re a pervert for trying to save her life. Well, I’m sure some writer for Jezebel will, but they were going to think that anyway, it’s what they get paid to do. So save a life. It’s not creepy, just, you know, keep your hands on the sternum and not the boob and you’ll be fine. Breasts don’t actually bite or anything.

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