With the Governor of New York spending $80,000 on hookers — should we be surprised to learn 25% of teenage American girls are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, genital herpes and trichomoniasis? If you’re a Black female teenager, your infection rate is 50%.
How did this unfortunate meme of belonging become an epidemic?
Was it caused by peer pressure, or desire, or an eruption against sexual repression?
These infected teenage females aren’t infecting each other.
Are their male peers similarly diseased; or are they just transmitting the infections?
What sort of life can these teenage girls expect as future mothers when 25-50% of them are rotting from the inside out?
Is there ever redemption from the moral decay of infection — or is there only evergreen condemnation?