Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Ouch, so insensitive!

Confidential to the Cancer Control Cell, Directorate of Health Services of the Delhi Government:

Concerning the ad run in the Indian Express Delhi edition, page 5, March 28, 2006, which reads, "Do you know...Promiscuity leading to human papilloma virus infection is the major cause of uterine (cervix) cancer in women" -- could you be LESS politically correct?

I mean, have you ever considered that you are creating a causal link between promiscuity and cancer, which is absolutely inexcusable? Has it ever crossed your collective minds that perhaps these women are married to men who are promiscuous and were infected with a SEXUALLY TRANSITTED DISEASE by the man with whom they are exclusively having sex?

Gah! Send it back to the editor! Or someone with eyeballs and a heart!


Marley said...

Over here, the Christian Right is campaigning against an HPV vaccine because it "encourages promiscuity." I think that ad looks pretty good by comparison.

Anonymous said...

To be fair, that sentence doesn't say it's "female" promiscuity leading to HPV infection, but I get your point.

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