“We decided early on that we needed someone very beautiful, in contrast to Benedict! Well, I was asked, they forced me. It’s hard. I could have been very noble and said no but life’s too short. I would kill to play Mycroft Holmes, so I just am!”—
Mark Gatiss on the arm-twisting that persuaded him to play Mycroft
Sherlock Holmes was giant nerd that read cheap paperback novels, fell down stairs when he was excited, crushed hard on hot men with moustaches, read love poems, and flirted with practically every man he met. John Watson was a genius doctor who did forensic pathology…
“Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are always male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.
And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.”—
This is an issue that’s very close to me because this is how we lost my maternal grandmother. She had three heart attacks in her life and only ONCE did she realize it and went to the hospital. That’s where she found out it was actually her second heart attack. Unfortunately, she died not long after of a third heart attack in her sleep. She was 82.
What are the signs of a heart attack in people born with XX chromosomes you ask? Please read this page from the Mayo Clinic.
They don’t say this here, but I’ve always felt that we people with XX chromosomes teach ourselves to ignore pain and discomfort, so we might brush these symptoms aside, but if you were born with XX chromosomes, your really need to read and memorize the article, because the life you’re going to save is probably your own.
How fucked up is the entire concept of The Parent Trap? These parents have twins but want a divorce so they decide their best course of action is to just each take one and never speak to each other again.