Monkey pox is in the news, despite affecting a miniscule portion of the population, and almost 100% of that portion being gay men. It’s a sexually transmitted disease with an easy fix…stay away from unsafe sexual practices. Yet, to suggest such a thing has become akin to homophobia. One CA senator, Scott Wiener said:
Closing bathhouses in 1980s didn’t reduce HIV. It was an epic blunder & pushed people into the shadows. Let’s not make that same knee-jerk mistake with MPX
Awesome @SFAIDSFound guidance on monkeypox & fun. We can continue to have fun while reducing risk.
Closing bathhouses in 1980s didn’t reduce HIV. It was an epic blunder & pushed people into the shadows.
Let’s not make that same knee-jerk mistake with MPX https://t.co/IKs14tweXW
— Senator Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) July 27, 2022
The government forcibly shut down businesses, nursing homes, gatherings and schools over fears of COVID transmissions, crippling our economy and leading us to an unprecedented education crisis. Are we to believe that somehow shutting down the mom & pop flower shop was vital to national health, but shutting down bathhouses that are the site of regular, risky, gay sex orgies is not? If you’re gay, you don’t have to follow the same health rules that have been imposed on all of us?
Asking men to refrain from unprotected sex with other men in order to save their own lives is not an insane request. The insanity is coming from activists like Scott Weiner who think they should be able to do whatever they want with whomever they want without consequence, and also in the idea that shutting down small businesses and schools for a virus is okay, but shutting down bathhouses that accommodate risky behavior is not.
I’m just sayin’.
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