Aids: a Feminist Issue

Posted on 07. Feb, 2013, in Feminism/Women in the Church, PovertyComments Off on Aids: a Feminist Issue

Michael Kelly SJ is a lifelong researcher on the topic of AIDS. He has looked at the history of the development of the disease and the responses to it. In his new book HIV and AIDS, A Social Justice Perspective, he says that the central issue around AIDS is not technological or biological. “It is the inferior status or role of women. When women’s human rights and dignity are not respected, we create and favour their vulnerability to AIDS.” He explains his views to Pat Coyle and tells her how his Faith supports his commitment.

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