Friday, December 01, 2006

World Aids Day

If you are sexually active, use a new condom or latex dam every time you have oral, vaginal, or anal sex. Condoms, latex dams, and water-based lubricants are available for free at the UNIVERSITY Student Health Center and the East Campus Wellness Clinic.

OK, what is that? That is what I was handed today while I was at the Student Center picking up posters to be signed by the basketball players....which is another rant entirely. Anyway, as I was walking out of the center, I was handed a piece of paper with a little red ribbon attached to it. The above is what was on the ribbon.

Now, let me state for the record that AIDS is a horrible plague. I believe that recognition and education needs to be brought to it. My heart is broken for the children who have never had sex, done drugs, nor anything to actively be infected by this horrible plague, and yet contracted it just because they were born to parents who did.

What I have is a HUGE problem with is the "recognition" and "education" about AIDS that goes around. The answer to the AIDS epidemic is NOT to preach "safe" sex (and I use the term very, very, very loosely), in which we say, "if you're sexually active, take these measures....", and it is certainly not to hand them out for free at Universities, but instead say, "DON'T BE SEXUALLY ACTIVE OUTSIDE OF MARRIAGE!"

It disgusts me that people believe the answer to this problem is to hand out free contraceptives to college students! This idea that people "are going to do it anyway, so we want to make it as safe as possible" is bull! It's like the irresponsible parents/guardians who let their underage children throw a party and buy the alcohol for them. "Well, they're just going to do it anyway, so I'd rather them do it at home...." ARRRRGH!

I don't know why I even bother being outraged by the idiocy of the world. Nothing new is under the sun, and the prophets of the Old Testament were preaching to deaf ears. Sigh.

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