Last week we learned that a Swedish man’s penis was amputated due to a misdiagnosis, in part because it took five months before he was able to schedule an appointment at the hospital. When he finally got in, he was told he had cancer and would no longer have a penis. Nice, huh?
Then, at the bottom of the paper, called The Local (“Sweden’s News in English”), there’s a headline that reads “Swedish Society — Democracy, Equality, and Tolerance.” Below it is an ad for the Swedish Institute that claims Sweden’s
“economic and social system has lifted the country to one of the highest standards of living in the world.”
Interesting juxtaposition. A man’s most favorite tool was just taken away from him because he enjoys the highest standard of living in the world.
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