This is insane. The United States of America in the 21st century, and one in four people in NYC has genital herpes. And the breakdowns are even more staggering.
36% of women have it, but only 19% of men. 49% of blacks have it, but only 14% of whites. 49% of blacks? Half? Are you kidding me? WTF is going on with the black folks and the women in that town? Who are these people? Where do they hang out? Where did they go to school? What caused this?
This is an example of a culture problem that needs addressing — especially since herpes isn’t the only negative outcome of sex that can often result in an STD. And the approach to this problem doesn’t call for an “equal but different culture” theme, but rather a “what the fuck are you doing” theme. We’re talking about ignorant, adult-age children hurting themselves, not equals making informed decisions.
Society suffers when people suffer. It’s our responsibility to keep those within our society from hurting themselves. The question is, how do we do this without becoming the culture police? How do you do it without infringing on basic freedoms? And given the numbers we’re dealing with, combined with a political correctness backdrop, how do we even begin to address the issue without being labeled racist and sexist?