Interview with Jade, 16-17, Caribbean, upper working class, no religion. Women, Risk and AIDS Project, London, 1989. Anonymised version including field notes. (Ref: LJH13)
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This interview is part of the Women, Risk and Aids Project (1989-90) archive which was created as part of the Reanimating Data Project (2018-20).
Anonymised transcript of an interview with Jade, who is hoping to do media studies at college and eventually work in journalism. She found some of her sex education at school quite boring, but AIDS education was interesting for her - she mainly got this information from the news, the media and talking with other people. Jade is worried about AIDS transmission in the future, but doesn't think that young people her age are too concerned. She comes from a Protestant family background, though Jade isn't sure that it has influenced her views on relationships or sex that much. There is a lot that she doesn't agree with, such as the idea of only having one sexual partner in a lifetime, or the Pentecostal views on premarital sex. Jade has some feminist ideas around gendered double standards and equality, though she notes that this is unusual in her peer group.