Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Activism

You will notice that no one is making Chlamydia quilts.

3 comments:

nash said...

Were you high as a kite yesterday afternoon? All your posts sounded goofy.

Chlamydia isn't fatal and is easily treatable with antibiotics.

Erin said...

Plus, the name itself is too long to fit on one of those trendy Lance Armstrong inspired arm bands. And if it's not a trendy arm band, then it's certainly not going to qualify for quilting patterns.

Wacky Hermit said...

OK, Nash, let's pick something else then: why are there no powder-blue ribbons for prostate cancer? Why are a passel of celebrities not out there on TV raising funds to end malaria? (I'm aware that there are some raising funds for malaria, but they're not highly visible.) Whether you can compare chlamydia with AIDS is not the point. The point is that there are trendy diseases that get a lot of support.

Personally, I think it's just because our society is so prosperous that we have time and money to burn following trends in diseases.