Sunday, May 28, 2006

No to condoms, Yes to death

Kenya has a very controversial first lady. Lucy Kibaki, Kenya's first lady, called on students to abstain from sex inorder to avoid HIV.

"Those who are still in school have no business having access to condoms. Those who are in university and are not married have no business having condoms in their halls of residence," she told schoolgirls in the capital, Nairobi, on Thursday evening.

HIV/AIDS activists were shocked by her advice because they know that kids as young as 15 are already sexually active.
Some 1.5m Kenyans have died of Aids or HIV-related diseases since 1984, reports the AFP news agency.

Wow! How many Filipinos have died of HIV/AIDS? Not even half of that number. But that's not far from happening here if we keep being ignorant and prude. There is nothing wrong with abstinence, IF people can practice control. Can we practice control? We are a country of Roman Catholic fornicators. Hehehehe.

Read Kenyan first lady in Aids storm.

At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.

Aldous Huxley English critic & novelist (1894 - 1963)


Mec said...

such scenarios always bring to mind this BH90210 episode where Tori's character said something like:

if you have kids, and you have a pool in your backyard... you can build a fence around it, and lock its gate... but wouldn't you also teach your children to swim?

both in sex and drugs, we have to arm our young with the right information... so they can make informed choices... having access to things isn't the problem (since it's sooo easy to have sex, or buy drugs and porn anyway), it's curbing the desire to be stupid that's the problem...

fionski said...

Gleng ng napili mong analogy!
We really should arm our young with the right info. Unfortunately, most adults prefer not to talk about sensitive topics like sex. Heck, most adults dont want to talk to their kids at all! Most parents tell their kids this: Don't do this (or do this). Why? Because I say so!
Then kids will find other ways of discovering the "truth."
This kind of attitude isn't limited to Pinoys, universal ito!
Thanks for the comment sexy Misis!

Ka Uro said...

abstain from sex at that age. hirap yata non, ate.

Senorito<- Ako said...

Sa pinas kasi pang galing sa pari parang galing sa dyos na rin eh... don't let religion dictate what you should do. If everybody listened to religion and disregarded science meron kaya tayong kotse, airplane and internet ?

Lahat ng advances ng science eh bininyagan na "tools of the devil" eh.. tsk sobrang kitid na nga ang utak ng church tapos parang tupa kung sundin ng tao.

DigiscrapMom said...

Agree ako sa sinabi ni Mec that we should have informed choices and pass this on to the younger ones.

As a parent, I told myself that I wouldn't do what my parents and my school did to me when it comes to learning about sex. I learned the information from friends and I wouldn't let my son have it that way too. I think it would be better for Basti to be informed either from me or his Dad so as he wouldn't be stupid to make those mistakes in the future. Siguro naman dahil sa well-informed sya, di ako magiging lola pagdating ko ng 40!Dahil pag nagkataon, ipapatapon ko sila pareho sa Timbuktu! LOL!