The Therapy Sessions
Monday, June 02, 2003
Wendy McElroy gets it wrong on AIDS and Africa.
McElroy tries to portray American AIDS education in Africa as an attempt to impose feminist thinking on traditional African society. The examples of this are hardly compelling.
A man in West Africa - particularly a man with money to spend - can sleep with as many women as he wishes. This is true for African men and foreign ex-pats. It is an African version of machismo (which is just promiscuity and submision) that has led to continent's AIDS explosion.
Women need to feel free to speak up against this culture.
Until that is tackled, you are just treading water.