Canada's a nice place to live.
At least I think so, anyways. And so do, apparently, about 150 delegates from the International AIDS Conference
. They've decided that they'd rather stay here than go back to their homes, mostly in Africa, and are claiming refugee status
in order to meet this goal. While it's understandable that some of these claims may be legitimate, and that the home countries might not have been as enticingly developed
, it does seem that for some "delegates", their claims are not what they may seem.
The Vagina Monologues
is, to the outrage of many, being staged at a cultural center in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa. For the past few weeks, the play has been a key topic of debate
, with many radio stations even refusing to utter the name of the play out loud, and shaming call-in listeners that do. Today, the local media council announced that “to the extent that the play promotes illegal, unnatural sexual acts, homosexuality and prostitution, it should be and is hereby banned
, citing the play as "a smokescreen for graphic lesbian pornography" and that the play's "graphic descriptions of masturbation, rape, and genital mutilation in a manner that is “abhorrent, outrageous and disgusting." Local NGOs
are even refusing to accept funds generated by the sale of tickets.