Shout It Out Girl! Feminists Declare Having STDs a 'Privilege'

And they want to teach that to 7th graders, too.

Good God, the world has gone utterly mad. Now that we're two weeks in, did you know that April is apparently "Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Month"?

No? We didn't think so.

Well, it's time to get the word out to a larger audience and, in order to do that, feminists are instructing all those afflicted with STIs to be loud and proud about it. Yes, anyone infected with an STI needs to shout it out to the world. Because doing so is a "privilege." Newsbusters uncovered the cringeworthy campaign that seeks to combat the "stigma" surrounding STIs with a sense of warped pride: 

In light of STI Awareness Month, some feminists took to issuing a Twitter hashtag campaign #ShoutYourStatus,where women can declare they have an STI because…courage or something. Yes, there’s actually an entire page devoted to “…the amazing reason women are telling the world they have STIs.” The #ShoutYourStatus campaign was a creation of writer Ella Dawson, along with social work student Kayla Axelrod, freelance writer Britni de la Cretaz, and writer/activist Lachrista Greco. Their goal is to promote a more open conversation about living with STIs.

In an interview with "millennial" publication Revelist, de la Cretaz said "the truth of the matter is, many people are living, and living happily, as STI+ people" and that being able to be "publicly open" about her status as someone with a sexually transmitted disease "is a privilege and I want to use that privilege to help other people feel less alone."

 

On his own blog, writer Robert Stacy McCain notes that "Britni de la Cretaz is a recovering alcoholic who has described substance abuse as a way women 'cope with the weight of living in a white supremacist cisheteropatriarchy.'"

He added:

"de la Cretaz has argued that sexually transmitted diseases 'should be destigmatized' because people infected with these diseases suffer 'discrimination . . . fueled by harmful stereotypes . . . rooted in misinformation and scare tactics.' De la Cretaz says the 'myth' that women with sexually transmitted diseases are promiscuous involves 'sex-shaming and a whole lot of misogyny'.

Worse still is that, according to McCain, there's another woman by the name of Emily DePasse (a Gender Studies grad, of course), going around telling 7th graders that having an STI doesn't prevent her from having a "fulfilling sex life."

She reflected: “Teaching sex ed this week has taught me that it really, really, REALLY needs to happen over the course of childhood.”

If this doesn't make the case for homeschooling, we're not quite sure what does. 

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