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blinkernyc:

NYC’s Women of Color Disproportionately Affected By HIV/AIDS

More than 40k women in New York are living with HIV/AIDS, the most of any State. Across the City HIV cases have declined 25% since 2008 according to a recent study by the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Centers for Disease Control and cited by the NY Post, a remarkable reduction thanks to public relations efforts that have been mostly successful. Amid these large declines, Black and Latino women remain 90% of the females diagnosed with HIV.
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Helping women defend against this HIV epidemic goes hand-in-hand with helping them overcome violence, intimidation, and discrimination.

geoffmullings:

blinkernyc:

NYC’s Women of Color Disproportionately Affected By HIV/AIDS

More than 40k women in New York are living with HIV/AIDS, the most of any State. Across the City HIV cases have declined 25% since 2008 according to a recent study by the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Centers for Disease Control and cited by the NY Post, a remarkable reduction thanks to public relations efforts that have been mostly successful. Amid these large declines, Black and Latino women remain 90% of the females diagnosed with HIV.

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Helping women defend against this HIV epidemic goes hand-in-hand with helping them overcome violence, intimidation, and discrimination.

blinkernyc:

Can Human Trafficking Be Prevented At This Year’s Super Bowl?

This past Saturday marked Human Trafficking Awareness day, and few places could value awareness of this tragic industry like New Jersey.
The Super Bowl being held in New Jersey will be one of the largest televised events this year, and is highly anticipated by many for very different reasons.
The annual event is known for its economic opportunity; advertisers, service providers, and local businesses of all kinds prepare for the added demand from visitors interested in either the football game or the accompanying entertainment.
In that sense human traffickers are no different. Ads have already begun surfacing on the internet, and this year’s law enforcement response will involve more than just police officers and awareness groups.
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blinkernyc:

Can Human Trafficking Be Prevented At This Year’s Super Bowl?

This past Saturday marked Human Trafficking Awareness day, and few places could value awareness of this tragic industry like New Jersey.

The Super Bowl being held in New Jersey will be one of the largest televised events this year, and is highly anticipated by many for very different reasons.

The annual event is known for its economic opportunity; advertisers, service providers, and local businesses of all kinds prepare for the added demand from visitors interested in either the football game or the accompanying entertainment.

In that sense human traffickers are no different. Ads have already begun surfacing on the internet, and this year’s law enforcement response will involve more than just police officers and awareness groups.

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Why do women get put through hoops before they’re considered datable?

My friend recently got into a hissy fit because he realized his current Girlfriend-thingy (they’ve known each other for 3 weeks, the first one of which had him was certain he was going to marry her) had sex with one of his distant friends months ago.

My friend must have had at least 3 partners within the weeks prior to seeing this girl.

Why is it that women need to be put through a sexual and moral history questionnaire before they’re considered datable, but men seem to never feel the need to fess up to anything?

This is at least the second detailed time I’ve seen this occur, the first being when I was trying to hook up two friends of mine. The male one seemed overly concerned that I was hooking him up with a historically promiscuous girl, despite how many random partners he’s had in his past (or what type of protection he may have not used with them).

I just notice, as a man, there seems to be this rather disgusting double standard where men (read: boys, because real men need to be beyond this) feel that whatever they put their dick in must meet the standards of pristine in their head, but few if any reasons should exist for women to ask the same of them, let alone that they hold themselves to their own standards.

Really reflects a lack of maturity approaching life. How can you expect to ever have a healthy relationship with someone if you constantly hold them to standards not only far above what you hold yourself to, but standards that by your early 20s are incredibly unrealistic or demanding. Why should a woman be required to spill how many men she had sex with in the last year, but it may be insulting to even ask you to wear a condom? Or worse… spill how many women you had sex with in the last year?

Men with Momma complexes. All over the place.

Because homosexuality is the worst thing that has or ever will happen to the Earth, bringing about a Sodom and Gomorrah type event.

Because homosexuality is the worst thing that has or ever will happen to the Earth, bringing about a Sodom and Gomorrah type event.

Ladies….know your worth.

(via royalempress)