Originally Posted by themadness0308
Hurrr, what is rape?
Considering that a good number of countries in Africa are in civil war and basic civil unrest, with almost NO government self control really isn't an issue. I don't think you really understand what it is like over there, I doubt anyone in here does unless they have been there (including me.) But it is not like fucking Miami where you could just go the Roxbury, have a one night stand and be safe. It is more like, a small town being torn up by rebels and having most of the women raped by people who have aids. Not really their fault fuck face.
I'm always glad when people show their tolerance and open mindedness. I guess I'm free to have an opinion, unless it differs from the majority of those on the internet. However, this article, spoof though it maybe, did not include rape. The Pope's comments, in actuality, were not directed at rape victims. Or those who suffer from bad blood transfusions or anything of the sort. He was talking about the men and women in Africa who are having random sexual encounters.
The population of Africa is 922 million. 60 million people there have HIV or AIDS. That's 15% of the population. So basically, about 1 in 7 people have this disease. The Pope basically said abstinence is the best way to avoid contracting this disease. Holy shit. Common sense. But since it's the Pope, he's a retard, or a dumbshit or whatever other insults you want to throw at the man. But it's common sense.
Do I feel for these people? Yes I do. Is the Pope's message the perfect answer. No it is not. There needs to be more support, more education, better medicine sent in. Basically a huge laundry list of shit that needs to happen before the problems in Africa are solved. But until then, taking every measure one can to help slow the spread of this disease is a course of action that should be taken. Should condoms be made available to Africans, yes. Yes they should. But condoms are not 100% effective in preventing the spread of HIV just as it is not 100% effective for the prevention of a pregnancy. So abstinence is the best course to help reduce the number of new sexually transmitted cases of HIV. Plain and simple.