Tag Archives: HIV/AIDS

Porn, Condoms, Feminism, and other internal conflicts

TweetMany people who know me, know that I love (some) porn. And not just to get off. I’m the kind of girl who will curl up with a bag of popcorn and watch porn with friends. But that doesn’t negate the fact that like many feminists, I have some issues. There is a discourse to be [...]
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Infographic: The US’s anti-prostitution pledge is hindering the war on AIDS

TweetThe Nation has some interesting infographics on the effect of the US’s anti-prostitution pledge. The US provides nearly 60 percent of global funds to fight the AIDS epidemic–money that low-income countries absolutely depend on. But, as Melissa Gira Grant explains, for the last decade, it’s comes with the catch–pushed by conservative Rep. Chris Smith but supported by some [...]
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Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 5 Things You Can Do

TweetToday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. I could (and will, sigh, later in the post) cite some scary and infuriating statistics about the presence of HIV/AIDS in the black community. It’s true that HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects people of color, not only in the U.S. but around the world. And there are a number of [...]
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Photo of the Day: The really naked truth about budget cuts to HIV/AIDS programs

Tweet If there was ever a reason to take your clothes off for a Republican, this is it! Three women were arrested yesterday after a direct action protest in which they, along with several men, got completely nude in House Speaker John Boehner’s office. “Three women AIDS activists saying they wanted to highlight the ‘naked [...]
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Condom searches are being used to profile sex workers

TweetYou may remember the feminist blogosphere talking about laws that said carrying condoms could get you arrested. A new report from Human Rights Watch examines the issue: sex workers and people profiled as sex workers, especially trans women, are being targeted by the cops with condom searches in Prostitution Free Zones. This puts sex workers at [...]
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