Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Shaming AIDS victims

A story broke recently whereby authorities in Tanzania will require all students with AIDS to wear an identifying red ribbon. Officials claim that it's for the students' own benefit: they will not have to do physical tasks. However, the move was quickly denounced by AIDS activists in the country and abroad who complained that the move would stigmatize the children. They also denounced it as a grotesque invasion of privacy.

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