male pattern baldness (was Re: Chick)

Bob Fitzke fitzke at VOYAGER.NET
Sat Nov 13 01:52:26 UTC 1999

I suspect it's to differentiate causes. My son was bald at 44 but it was
because he underwent chemotherapy for non-Hodgkins lymphoma. I doubt the
advertisers purport to alleviate that kind of loss.


Bethany K. Dumas wrote:

> I listened to a description of a male suffering from "male pattern
> baldness" the other day and wondered why the description did not say
> simply that he was "bald." (It was clear from the context that he was
> male.)
> Then I wondered: would fat women sound more attractive if we described
> then as suffering from, say, "female pattern fatness"?
> Bethany

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