|Sure you're not getting laid, but look on |
the bright side, you can donate blood again.
|Pictured: Typical physician's garb, early-mid|
1980's. The mask was used to ward off evil
spirits, while the stick kept the Soviets at bay.
|The take away here is that people|
are a veritable grab-bag of STD's.
Under the ban, a man who has had sex with another man was disqualified, but a women who has had sex with a man was not. Unless of course that woman had sex with a man who has ever had sex with another man. That's assuming of course that he shared his entire sexual history with her. Also banned would be anyone who's used ever used nonprescription needle drugs, or had sex with someone who's used needle drugs (again, assuming they told their partner). Got all that?
Great. Because in addition to being blatantly homophobic, the rules are also dependent on people being honest about their history with sex and drugs. You know, the two things everyone lies about all the time. Since every unit of donated blood is tested for every disease ever, couldn't the FDA just stop being dicks about the whole thing and drop the anti-gay language altogether? Is that so hard?
|"Needle drugs? No, never. Well, heroin, but they probably don't mean that..."|
-The FDA's rigorous screening process