Powerful Women Injurying other Women: Senator Kristen Gillibrand, JNJ’s Maggie FitzPatrick & Sheri Woodruff
January 15, 2015
Senator Kristen Gillibrand garnered some attention last year for a book (which I refuse to name or promote) was released where she mentioned personal accounts of workplace sexism but refused to out the guilty parties which secured her job and likely boosted her book sales. Senator Gillibrand is no advocate for women her refusal of transparency hurt all women who face the same issues at work like: Whitney Wolfe, Ellen Pao and Gesche Haas who all heroically outted workplace sexism by forcing accountability on the guilty parties.
Today Senator Gillibrand posted this link in a tweet. ‘We’re probably drinking plastic’
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) January 15, 2015
Last year this site wrote an article about microbeads in toothpaste and how the these microbeads were made of plastic very similar to the plastic now involved in 30,000 federal mesh cases involving Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon’s Gynecare. So while I’m happy that Senator Gillibrand is concerned over microbeads migrating from toothpaste to the water systems it’s really a non-issue (Proctor and Gamble already voluntarily is removing all microbeads from their products by March of 2016) and I’d really like Senator Gillibrand to be concerned over the mesh products still implanted in women daily.
Johnson & Johnson’s Chief Communications Officer Maggie FitzPatrick and Johnson & Johnson’s Mesh Spokeswoman Sheri Woodruff further compound the problem of powerful women injurying other women.
Let’s give this some perspective, if small tiny plastic beads caused infection under the gumline what do we think is going to happen when large pieces of similar plastic degrade in the body? It’s not a little infection, it’s an infection that can lead to death. Right now the trial against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon’s Gynecare’s mesh is underway for the death of Joan Budke who died from a pulmonary mass with a secondary cause of pelvic mesh infection. Please contact your Senators and ask for a FDA recall for all implantable polypropylene mesh.
If in AZ contact:
Senator Jeff Flake please ask the FDA to recall all implantable polypropylene mesh.
Senator John McCain please ask the FDA to recall all implantable polypropylene mesh.
Senator Kristen Gillibrand please ask the FDA to recall all implantable polypropylene mesh.