How much prostitute sex does a woman who is not a prostitute have to displace, to effectively lower a nation’s HIV transmission rate?

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That’s a question some economists are vigorously debating. Yes, high HIV transmission rates are apparently the fault of women who are not putting out enough, and therefore driving men to disease ridden prostitutes. Feel free to unpack that, and all of the other embedded sexist and otherwise appalling assumptions upon which this debate is premised, if you have the stomach for it. And of course some of the comments that follow are pretty horrible, as one might expect.

–Ann Bartow

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0 Responses to How much prostitute sex does a woman who is not a prostitute have to displace, to effectively lower a nation’s HIV transmission rate?

  1. Emily says:

    I used to read that blog, and after the nth time I realized that this guy doesn’t actually give a flying crap about actual people and instead prefers to argue as though nobody he’s talking about actually exists, I took it off my feed list and never looked back.

    I’d like to talk about him like he doesn’t exist. Blech.