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Some success: VICE take down their HIV-denialist story. But they do it weirdly

Posted 18-Feb-2015 at 09:55 PM (21:55) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 18-Feb-2015 at 10:07 PM (22:07) by Gurdur

Success of a sort: VICE have taken down their HIV-denialist story. I blogged about that story here, and I protested (with others) to @Vice and @ViceUK. Our protests worked. The webpage for the story now has the following:

"This article was mistakenly translated from another territory and has been removed."
What does that even mean? "Mistakenly translated from another territory"? I'll bet you the story was written in English first and foremost; see the writer's tweet...
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HIV-denialism is resurrected - by VICE magazine

Posted 18-Feb-2015 at 07:39 AM (07:39) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 18-Feb-2015 at 04:19 PM (16:19) by Gurdur

Around 20 years ago, you could hear the whimpers of HIV-denialism being soundly driven into rout. Denialism of HIV usually took the form of denying that the HIV virus causes AIDS. Even though I often blog on health matters, and my Twitter circles include many scientists and medicos, I haven't heard any real HIV denialism except that reported from places such as South Africa (where political leaders had given a huge boost to denialism). It kills. People died needlessly, many, because of such denialism....
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A child: a photo-essay on depicting life in Tanzania fairly

Posted 05-Dec-2013 at 06:48 PM (18:48) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 05-Dec-2013 at 08:41 PM (20:41) by Gurdur

Once I begin blogging in full about my travels in Tanzania, and putting up a lot of photographs on the net, you will see that there are comparatively few pictures of people. There is a reason for that; a great many people in Tanzania don't like being photographed. One of the more common attitudes sems to be a resentful rejection, based on rightly or wrongly feeling objectified; other attitudes (such as superstition, or xenophobia) also play a part with some. This causes problems; it tends to skew...
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Cold hard look at the evidence – Parts 3 and 4

Posted 05-Jan-2012 at 04:54 PM (16:54) by lifelinking (Lifelinking's Blog)
Updated 01-Oct-2012 at 12:16 AM (00:16) by lifelinking (Expanded paragraph beginning This takes you to a page on the website of the ‘Catholic Education Resource Center’)

This blog follows on from and should be read in conjunction with:

Cold hard look at the evidence - an introduction


Cold hard look at the evidence – Part 1 – ‘Facts about Youth’

Cold hard look at the evidence – Part 2 – NARTH

It focuses on the third and fourth links given by the Catholic Parliamentary Office in Scotland in response to a request for references after Cardinal Keith O’Brien claimed to have...
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Positive and compassionate decision by the Pope

Posted 20-Nov-2010 at 10:45 PM (22:45) by lifelinking (Lifelinking's Blog)
Updated 20-Nov-2010 at 10:56 PM (22:56) by lifelinking (add link)

If the following two articles in the Telegraph are correct,

The Pope drops ban on condoms in historic shift

Pope approves the use of condoms in fight against Aids

then the Pontiff is on the brink of ending the Roman Catholic Church’s ban on the use of condoms under certain circumstances. From the article:

While he will restate the Catholic Church's staunch objections to contraception because it believes it interferes with the creation
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