Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Stupid People & Sex

Okay, I feel like I'm on a blogging streak right, sorry.  Anyway, when I got on the internet this morning, I saw this headline: "Cervical Cancer Vaccine: Life Saver or Teen Sex-Life Catalyst?"  Naturally, the fire in me instantly ignited and I clicked on the link.  Basically, it boils down to this--a vaccine has been developed that can actually help prevent cervical cancer.  Cervical cancer is technically a sexually transmitted disease, born of the human papilloma virus (HPV).  Millions of women die each year from cervical cancer.  The breakthrough of this vaccine is wonderful!!  Could it be improved, probably, in time, but something is better than nothing.

Now, some right-wing religious nut-jobs are fighting legislation that would make the vaccine part of the childhood vaccinations for girls, arguing that it will serve as a catalyst for premarital sex.  The exact quote from the article states, "
Some conservatives and parental-rights groups say such a requirement would encourage premarital sex and interfere with the way they raise their children. Some fear the HPV vaccine's protection would boost young girls' appetite for an early sexual life."

What is wrong with these people?!  How can people be so stupid?  Really, these people should not even be allowed to procreate!  What is it about sex that make these people into raving lunatics?  These are like the people in Borat's movie--when he went to the church and they were trying to save him.  Turns out he was the most sane person in the church.  How can people even have thoughts like this in today's time?  Is this not the 21st Century?  Why are they still thinking like they're in the 18th Century?  Or is it just me?  I just don't get it.

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