Dealing with stigma
RE: Courage needed to stop epidemic
Good for you Ms. Wendt. This is a major problem with religious societies.
They are sexually sick because of the denial they perpetuate about normal sexuality.
Look at the Catholic Church and the problems they have with peodophelia because of denial.
They even try to hide the peodophiles ensuring they go on to re offend elsewhere.
What religion has done to the Catholic Church because of their inability to accept sexuality as normal, Christianity is doing this in Samoa.
I have been told that before Christianity came to Samoa people had very healthy ideas about their bodies and sex. Including the very important role fa’afafines played in Samoan society and their right to exist without prejudice.