Monday, January 7, 2008

Dear Health Canada...

FUCK YOU!

They (Health Canada) have decided that ANY man that has had sex with another man in the 'past five years' is not eligible to donate their organs here in Canada. The list also includes IV drug users and and 'other high risk groups'. It seems that, as it is with blood donations, simply being a gay man means you're tainted. Diseased. Infected.

It still seems that heterosexuals NEVER practise unsafe sex, that they NEVER contract HIV/AIDS... except for that % of their population that really isn't 'straight' at all and has occasional and statistically a higher rate of unprotected same-sex sex. That lie to their opposite sex partners and put them at risk every single day. And those are REALLY the types that would honestly answer yes to engaging in homosexual activity if asked by a heath care professional. But then there's really nothing to worry about because these people don't really exist.

When will this antiquated, irresponsible, and totally unrealistic segregation stop? What's next? Denial of blood and organ donations TO homosexuals IV drug users and and 'other high risk groups'. I mean hey... since they can't GIVE blood or organs, why should they be allowed to RECEIVE them.

FUCK YOU!

Yea I pissed.

FUCK YOU Health Canada and FUCK YOU to the Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec too!

You know, part of me wishes I had a VERY rare blood type that was highly sought out, and then that someone high in the upper echelons of any of those well meaning public services mentioned above sorely needed, or one of their loved ones desperately needed a blood or an organ donation that matched my blood type, and then we'd see what special exceptions would be made... but then of course I'd gladly do what I could, because I'm not the small sighted, backward, homophobic, dumb fuck that equates a gay man to automatically being someone that is diseased, unworthy or unacceptable simply because who he sleeps with.

FUCK YOU.

Yes I'll say it again...

FUCK.
YOU.

Assholes.

Lovingly yours,
Misster-Kitty

20 comments:

Newsguy Bob said...

Next time Corn goes to traffic court, you should be his lawyer.
"I warn you, Your Highness, don't you and Matlock get all pissy, or I'll get all pissy back, Misster Kitty style".
You'd make Judge Judy look like Goldie Hawn in her Laugh-in Days.

Misster Kitty said...

INDEED!
;-)

Corn, keep me posted.

Seriously though, it's this type of regulation that is so counter productive to the health and welfare of MANY people.... Some of those interviewed who are directly involved in the organ donation process were not even aware and want to have talks with HC about this.

Every time I see an ad for a blood donor clinic I fell like walking in and saying I'd LOVE to give my blood, but I'm a second class citizen... sorry, would love to but can't I guess someone will just not get the transfusion they need because of your short sightedness And now the same applies to my eyes and kidneys and liver and heart and... and... and... And people wonder why there's a black market on organs... when it gets more difficult for those that WANT TO DONATE what's it like when you are LOOKING TO RECEIVE ...

Maria said...

Hey don't diss Judge Judy. Occasionally I rush home to watch her show. One day I ended up on her site and filled out a questionaire. Several days later I received an autographed 8x10 in the mail. Sonny Boy opened it and said "look mom - your idol" SHE ROCKS BABY!

As for the whole thought of not being able to donate because of your sexual preference is just absurd. Is blood from a straight person not tested before given to someone? so?? whats the problem??

Misster Kitty said...

I assume everyone blood donation is tested... the point here is because you're gay it means you can never trust their blood because we're all notoriously promiscuous and even if we say we've not had any unprotected sex it means squat... and we all know that gay men are the only ones that have HIV/AIDS and are lie about it.

John Mielke Photography said...

I think you ment ELIGIBLE... "is not ineligible to donate their organs"

I'll take your organs... I got 6 bottles or rye under the Xmas tree this year, I'll be needing some kidneys and I don't care where they come from.

Misster Kitty said...

My bad. FIXED!

I'd gladly donate a kidney, but I ain't done with my liver yet, and when I am.... you won't want it!

John Mielke Photography said...

D'oh! I meant LIVER not kidney.

Gimme! :)

Misster Kitty said...

Sorry Bro, me needs the Liver...

Maria said...

Kitty: I say you should write them a letter (Health Canada) and start it the same way you started this one... lol It will surely get their attention.

KITTY FOR OFFICE. My votes with you.

Newsguy Bob said...

Time to do my Cliff Claven imitation here: "Little known fact, Kitty, that you can donate part of your liver. You don't need it all."

So when Milky needs some Kitty Liver, you can give it to him. Oh, wait, the government won't let you.

Seriously, have you considered bringing this up with your Member of Parliament?

Misster Kitty said...

In theory NGB you're right... but I'm from the maritimes, of Irish descent and gay (ok SOME stereotypes ARE true!) ... when I say I need all of my liver I mean I need all of my liver!

I will be contacting my MP... although what good that's ever done me before other and their interpretation that my contacting them means I want to be on their mailing list, is beyond me.

I'll even try and 'clean up' my potty mouth and drop the Fuck Yous... Hey Corn-nelius, you got any polite replacements for "fuck off"?

Jerome said...

I'd suggest, "It is with great concern and dismay that I voice my disappointment with your archaic and discriminatory policy..." as a replacement. Ha! They'll never know what hit 'em!

Misster Kitty said...

Not a bad suggestion but I think keeping words down to 2-3 syllables is a good idea...

Newsguy Bob said...

How about "Go ye forth and multiply?"

Ma Horton said...

Okay Ma got out her sick bed to buy her Kittycakes some potty mouth soap ...I bought DIAL natch because you get laid without a snatch ..old very bad joke and I effing agree with all you said even though it was stated in a most vulgar but to the point way . You and Diddy are a sweet couple and I would take both your organs if I could ( did this come out wrong ? .. )

corn said...

damn that was an intense post. a good one, powerful juice. when i hear thse types of "regulations" surface in different areas, it really makes me think of how screwed and primitive these times are. So full of fear, soaring to conclusions, safety in numbers...the list goes on. it's embarrassing.

corn said...

i guess they don't do any testing on organs coming from straight people. they're only shooting themselves in the foot. you ever see a waiting list for an organ? neither have i but i hear they're long.

Cheryl (a.k.a Sherri, and vice-versa) said...

Love ya all the more Misster Kitty for the potty mouth! Sometimes the world just needs a great big FUCK YOU!

On the topic of writing letters to the government: when I was a university student, one of my job placements was at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Ottawa (it may be part of the Ministry of the Environment now, I dunno). My job, I shit you not, was writing replies to letters from angry fishermen. Lots of scribbled variations on "where the fuck did the cod go, ye bastards?"(insert Nfld. accent here). I can tell you that very few letters end up in front of someone who a) gives a shit or b) has the power to do shit. The letters do, however, get read aloud to other members of the writing staff if they are particularly entertaining. However, LARGE numbers of letters on the same subject do attract attention, and warrant official(i.e. with the Minister, or at least his closest aides) consultation and the crafting of an official form reply. So, there is some point to it all. You tell two friends, and they tell two friends, the whole Misster Kitty Army mobilizes, and maybe someone hears. So, which prick are we writing to? :)

Misster Kitty said...

Ma, sometimes ya gotta have a potty mouth! ya just GOTTA!
...speaking of potty mouths and minds in the gutter... you're my hero!

Me and Dman would gladdly donate organs for you, but maybe not THE organs... ;-)

Corn, Ia ain't done yet. This one's really stuck in my craw.

Cheryl (and vise-versa) Why am I not surprised. :-) But to be honest, a person can't expect much more... I'm sure the shear volume of those letters is impressive. That said I will be writing to someone, and once I get a well written (more positively toned voice) I'll post here and offer up the text to anyone else that might wish to do the same.

Ma Horton said...

Oh I love you too and that dam sherri aka cheryl too ...but once a Ma , always a Ma ...