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2/23/10 2:45 A

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As a result of near slavery for so long, Zimbabwe is one of those cultures that lets men be together sexually without it implying any 'gay' tendencies. (In re: males went away to work, women were left at home.) There is LOTS of male to male sex... and then they blame the women.
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2/23/10 1:34 A

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Powerful. How marvelous that she has spent so much of her life championing the most vulnerable!

About 12 years ago I was in Zimbabwe for a while. We stayed at a safari lodge that was run by a black Zimbabwean and his wife, who were 'devout' Christians. On one of the evenings, my husband and I were at the bar, which he was tending. I asked him about the AIDS/HIV epidemic in his country.

He vehemently - and I mean spitting mad - told me that it was all the fault of teenage girls, acting like whores in Harare. Going to dancing clubs, etc. Because of their lack of morals, the whole country was at risk.

If you're not already aware, women in Africa in general have nearly no rights to refuse a man - especially if that man is their husband. Asking your husband (who you already know has been sleeping with many others) to use a condom can get you killed - or if you're lucky, just beaten.

I hug the 'girl' in those women.

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2/22/10 11:49 P

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This is so immensely beautiful, that it deserves it's own thread... it had me weeping, and smiling, and growling, and joyous, and.... I hope it awakens the emotions within you.
FYI- the first 3/4 is dry, a diatribe and document- the last, the last, oh, the last 1/4 is a beautiful paean, poem, and anthem to life.
Cheers, hope it sings to you.
www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/02/02/ensle
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