It's even a horrible thing to think, so I'm not exactly proud of my reaction to this bit in the article ABCNEWS.com : Spermicides and Condoms: Not the Best Marriage?
Many people think they are at low risk for HIV, so why take the trouble to use a condom?
Some women may think of themselves as fairly low-risk and therefore might not insist on the use of condoms. But that's a serious mistake. There are straight men out there, too, who don't think they need to protect themselves from infection because they still think HIV is a "gay" disease.
What I thought was that anyone still carrying that particular notion in their heads - the bit with the emphasis added -- deserves whatever happens to them.
Like I said, not one of my nicer moments.
The following answer in the piece, comparing people not using condoms to a person on a diet eating chocolate, didn't improve my mood any either.
During National Condom Week, Feb. 14 - 21, Planned Parenthood is encouraging activists to send condoms to Africa along with a message to the president asking him to save lives by making condoms and medically accurate condom information more widely available. Activists can visit http://www.saveROE.com to send condoms directly to Africa, where an estimated 1.1 billion condoms are needed in sub-Saharan Africa for HIV/AIDS prevention efforts. Additionally, when activists send a message to the White House, Planned Parenthood will send a condom to Africa on the president's behalf.
Since, you'll never believe this:
In his recent State of the Union address, President Bush promised to provide funds for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs in Africa and the Caribbean. However, the president's extremist allies are now demanding that not a dime be spent on condoms as a means of preventing AIDS. Their solution? Abstinence only.
Know I should have seen that one coming, but apparently I lack the imagination required to understand the workings of the conservative mind.
This does mean their words and actions are a constant source of
delight and surprise, so there's that, at least. . .