What She Said

Ken AshfordHealth Care, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

Shakespeare’s Sister:

They say that condoms can be made available as a last resort. But fuck that. Condoms should be flowing like rivers, falling from the skies like rain, in every country where AIDS is wreaking havoc upon its population. Not another single dime should be spent on a billboard, a pamphlet, a button, advocating abstinence until we have made sure that everyone who already is having sex, is having safe sex. Then we can worry about denying innate urges. Until safe sex is the standard, directing the majority of funding toward these ludicrous policies rooted in repression is catastrophically foolish.

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Not just condoms, of course.  Part of AIDS prevention does require education.  But abstinence is only a part of that education.  I mean honestly, how can we hope to wipe the epidemic of AIDS when political leaders think this?