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The site explains: “Ewan and Charley first established their close relationship with UNICEF during their epic round the world bike trip Long Way Round. They were touched and impressed by the work that UNICEF do and have built steadily on this partnership to the point where they wanted to help raise awareness of children affected by AIDS on December 1, World AIDS Day.”
After we watched it, the four of us sat in silence for a few minutes all realizing how massive of a problem AIDS really is and how absurd it is that it’s only been within our lifetime that AIDS has become an epidemic that has and will completely change the world. We talked about statistics that our minds couldn’t even wrap around, and how little is seems that everyone is doing. The conversation went from AIDS in Africa to children slavery in India, to the mistreatment of female children in China and back. We talked about the desperate poverty of several of these nations and how American capitalism plays such a huge role in keeping other nations from thriving.
The part that turns my stomach about the whole thing is that so many of the issues in the world are so closely connected with sex. When did sex become such an important thing, that women would be forced to live in fear of any man that might want to take advantage of them and give them AIDS at any moment? When did sex become so important to people that children would be bought and sold as sex slaves to someone who decides that is what they want? How much of these issues would end if sex was as it was created? I know it sounds “flowery” and “Christian” but I think there is really something to it.
Anyway, check out the video. It’s only five bucks, and it’s worth the hour that you will spend watching it. There are so many ways to get involved, and whether it’s UNICEF or Compassion, or anything else, there’s no reason anyone is doing nothing. This World is too messed up to sit around and cover our eyes.
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