Dec 1: World AIDS Day
We make a lot of strides forward and a lot of steps back. The ribbon awareness movement has pretty much exploded to the point where you have to ask someone what their color means. Can someone print up a hanky code guide for ribbons? Left lapel if donating, right if soliciting (for donations). Not to make too much light of it, there are people out there trying doing the right things and people out there very much doing the wrong things.
There’s no easy solution to get everyone doing the right things and I feel that we suffer as a people because of it. But that’s not a discussion I’m going to get into here. I can only assume that anyone reading my blog has ¾ of a brain or more and is aware of how to protect themselves and the ones they love (or the ones they’re with) and also has access to the internet where all of the statistics are readily available.
Buying a cup of coffee and generating a 5¢ contribution won’t make it all go away, but if it raises awareness, it’s a good thing. If you have some thoughts or a story to share, spread the word on your own blog, livejournal, facebook… even myspace pages. This affects everyone, so I’m guessing that pretty much everyone’s got something to say about it.
Your blog generates quite a few comments, but hmm none for AIDS. Sigh!
@Lolypup: That’s true Bobby, but I think most of the people reading this either have written their own entries on their own blogs, are smart enough to know the deal… or don’t care. I also think Ribbon Awareness is starting to foster a bit of Ribbon Weariness. Whether it’s that people are tired of hearing about it, or people are wondering if they’re doing enough or can do more.
Don’t worry, I’ll get ’em on the next AIDS Walk. 😉