While 1 in 4 may have carry Genital Herpes, around 3 in 4 actually have the potential to give someone Genital Herpes.
This is what the public really needs to learn: how herpes actually works.
My friends moms computer has a ton of ads on it and I happen to glance and see this and I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time
Oh man it’s hilarious how herpes is so heavily stigmatized that many people living with a perfectly harmless and ridiculously common STI feel the need to only date other people who have it to avoid judgment and harassment hahhahahahhaha
YouTube comments aren’t “just the Internet.” They’re not the product of a group of otherwise nice guys who suddenly become evil when they wear a veil of anonymity. YouTube comments are actually a nightmarish glimpse into the sexist attitudes that define the fabric of our own existence in the “real world,” a world that, like YouTube, is owned and dominated by men. The most terrifying gift that the Internet has given us is that it’s shown us how men honestly perceive the world: as a place where women exist exclusively for their sexual pleasure.
In the wake of VidCon, and as more and more women start speaking up about the harassment they face online, it’s time to start realizing that our narrative of progress is deeply flawed. Things aren’t getting better for women on the Internet; they’re deteriorating and ignoring the problem amounts to being complicit in it.