Gender equality with hair lice

@vandana7 (63545)
India
December 23, 2017 8:27am CST
I have a cousin. She is firebrand like me. So when we were young, (not exactly young but around 20 or so), she had a louse emerging from her hair. She sure had long straight hair. She slowly collected a few, in a small box. That night when her brother fell asleep, she gave those lice a new world. The following morning, she announced, why is it that only girls should suffer them. Let guys also experience it. Incidentally, getting lice is easy out here, in hostels. She got them in her hostel. Have you done anything so smart?
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@topffer (33794)
• France
23 Dec
I never got lice, they are relatively rare in France, although they come back times to times in kindergarten and elementary schools. Doctors have to report each case to a national database. I had a look and there were 74 cases reported last week in France.
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@vandana7 (63545)
• India
23 Dec
I know you all have had typhus outbreaks in Europe. In India, it is fairly common in schools. My neighbor's daughter might bring home some, when she goes to regular school. Right now, she is going to play school.
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@topffer (33794)
• France
23 Dec
@vandana7 About typhus Wikipedia says that sporadic cases have been seen in France among homeless people. There is a warning for typhus among cats in my area actually, but I am not sure it is the same typhus. Thinking at your discussion, all my family got the mumps when I was a kid, except me, despite of the efforts of my parents to transmit me the disease.
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@vandana7 (63545)
• India
23 Dec
@topffer I have never had mumps and malaria. Could it be that we have some code in our gene that makes us resist those diseases. lol.
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@MALUSE (39065)
• Germany
23 Dec
I've never heard that lice prefer female hosts. I had lice at the age of three as my mother told me. I got them from playing on a meadow which belonged to my grandfather where returning soldiers (after the end of WW2) lay down to rest on their march home.
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@vandana7 (63545)
• India
23 Dec
I have never known men to have lice. I mean, they do not have safe haven in short hair.
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@LadyDuck (151565)
• Switzerland
23 Dec
Same as @MALUSE and my father told me all the time that during WW2 many soldiers had lice. Mom told me that in school they checked both girls and boys for lice. We never had the problem in our family. They almost disappeared in Italy until a few years ago.
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@MALUSE (39065)
• Germany
23 Dec
Lice had virtually disappeared in Germany, too, but have come back due to international travelling. Some years ago two girls caught some when holidaying in Sicily, maybe in a youth hostel. They didn't realise it until they were back home. Unknowingly, they spread the lice among their classmates and the whole form had to be de-loused and had to stay at home for quite some time until the problem had passed. The classmates were not too unhappy about this. :-)
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@LadyDuck (151565)
• Switzerland
23 Dec
@MALUSE I know that in Italy in some schools they had lice problems. I do not want to sound racist, but I know the problem came from kids from immigrants.
@MALUSE (39065)
• Germany
23 Dec
@LadyDuck Given where and how they live this can be understood.
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@mayka123 (10546)
• India
2 Jan
I was never so imaginative I guess. Am sure you and your cousin a lot of fun watching her brother scratching his head .
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@vandana7 (63545)
• India
2 Jan
Nah...he just had hair bath and never scratched his head ..at least not in front of us...damn it, why should we women have long hair.
@mayka123 (10546)
• India
2 Jan
@vandana7 Women have all the troubles and that includes long hair and lice!!! Dont worry men too have it but they dont show. And with their hair so scant and short the lice dont have a proper place to stay.
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@vandana7 (63545)
• India
3 Jan
@mayka123 I am for women sporting Persis Kambhatta look. The reason, it will save us so much time and money. It is for men to declare women without hair as beautiful and let the trend catch on. We can always buy or inherit wigs.
@shivamani10 (11235)
• Hyderabad, India
23 Dec
No..they like only females. They are their favorites.as they do have long hair.
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@vandana7 (63545)
• India
2 Jan
How would you know? There are men who have lice. Men have lice on their hands..
@shivamani10 (11235)
• Hyderabad, India
3 Jan
@vandana7 Maybe. The number will be very less I think.
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@jstory07 (65915)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Jan
No that would be mean to do. Not me.
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@vandana7 (63545)
• India
10 Jan
Mean but still legal, after all, it was experimental in nature. Evil Grin.
@Corbin5 (102611)
• United States
23 Dec
It was nice of her to share her lice with her brother. If she had to suffer, then he should as well. Sharing is a lovely thing, indeed.
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@vandana7 (63545)
• India
2 Jan
Absolutely, sharing and loving...siblings share parents, wealth, and lice...purrfect.
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• Peoria, Arizona
23 Dec
Girls mostly get lice because their hair is long, nice, and clean, they love clean hair. But here, i think it is pretty equal. I had friends who were boys that got them and then they gave them to me. with my long thick hair, it was the worst!
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@vandana7 (63545)
• India
2 Jan
Thick hair..exactly. I used to have thick hair.. and they somehow found their way into my head always..it used to feel terrible!
@andriaperry (48349)
• United States
23 Dec
Here in the USA anyone can get head lice. But its not that bad if you do not have school age children.
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@vandana7 (63545)
• India
23 Dec
I have not had lice for what 35 odd years, but I am bracing myself for an attack. My neighbor's daughter will soon go to regular school, and she will bring home some. Not that she uses my comb or anything. But she does use my computer and chair and even my bed. lol