A Contraceptive Barrage

by Web Intern

To follow up on a post from the other day, in response to the Pope’s ridiculous anti-condom allegations, legions of people are planning to mail condoms to the Vatican in protest.

Some sources are estimating that he could receive close to 5 million rubber jackets .

It all started as a humble little 60,000 person campaign through an Italian Facebook page . But then the idea spread like – well, like a condom-induced epidemic, I suppose – across Europe and the rest of the world.

As hilarious as this is (it has just the right amount of snark to appeal to me), I feel like the condoms could be put to better use. I doubt the Vatican will be forwarding the condoms to the places and people that really need them (a label you could apply to essentially anyone on the planet that has sex, but I was thinking more along the lines of Africa).

So are 5 million love gloves going to go to waste? Will they be spending eternity in an Italian landfill instead of preventing pregnancy and disease? If that’s the case, I’d rather a protest group encourage its members to send the condoms directly to the people that need them most.

But at least the Pope condom is funny (though I don’t know if it’s real or thanks to the magic of Photoshop). As a commenter on Feministing pointed out, if you propped the packaging up just right he can watch you put it on. If you’re into that sort of thing.


(photo via Feministing )

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