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AFRO-NETS> Ban on mini-skirts in schools (8)
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> Ban on mini-skirts in schools (8)
- From: "G. CLAQUIN" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 10:14:27 -0400 (EDT)
Ban on mini-skirts in schools (8)
Dear afro-net readers,
I feel a little puzzled and embarrassed by this discussion on
mini-skirts. We all know that this kind of banning is never effective
(as for abortion) and can have very dangerous side effects. In this
case I would say that, as very often, it is putting the blame on the
women, accused of being the cause for ...for what ? For unsafe safe
practice, for male thinking of her as an object created for his
pleasure, for being raped ? So we clearly (the country leader and
people in the discussion) miss the point.
But is the real point to help people being exterminated by this
disease or is it to impose moral values through the distress of the
AIDS epidemic? I find intellectually dishonest to advance the
respect of local legislation and human responsibility to try to
insert a religious agenda related to sexual activity outside mar-
Besides the Christian religion has been imposed, very often
violently and racistly, to Africans. Those times of cultural oppres-
should cease. All who know a little bit of real humanity and African
reality know perfectly that AIDS will not be fought by those kind of
outdated religious concept.
Finally, I can understand that, confronted to the tremendous impact
of the AIDS epidemic, governments and individuals look in every
direction to try to find solutions; but we hear more and more fre-
quently about legislating concerning moral values and sexual prac-
which I find misleading and dangerous apart from its ineffective-
Dr G. Claquin Bangui RCA
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