I guess I’m a little confused about the hubbub surrounding the monkeypox outbreak. More specifically, why are folks upset when it’s mentioned that monkeypox dramatically affects gay men more than the public at large (at least that’s the case at the time of this writing)? Unfortunately, I think the answer is more political than homophobia.
In fact, the folks who are upset about pigeonholing monkeypox as mostly a gay problem must be livid about the HIV commercials airing on TV recently. For some reason, there seems to be a flood of new ads about medicine designed for HIV symptoms and whatnot. Here are a few and take notice of the gay to not-gay ratio with the characters in each one. Spoiler alert, about 103% of the characters are gay.
Gosh, sorry about that last one. I mean there’s gay, and then there’s Britain putting the UK in yuk! Does the double standard in the U.S. irritate you as much as it does me? Soon, I hope society will be less sensitive and just relax, like those iPhone commercials recommend.
What are your thoughts about the monkeypox situation? Chime in below and, as always, thanks for dropping in…
-Out of the Wilderness