My comment was that what seems acceptable at the time seems shocking when we look back, and I wondered aloud what would be the thing that we look back in 10 or 20 years and think is shocking about our current entertainment.
I would hypothesize that it will be the amount of sexualized content that we have. From Victoria’s Secrets models parading in commercials, to sex in shows and movies, I think that there are some things that we may be tolerant of now that when we go to watch them in the future, we will find that we aren’t so tolerant of them!
Which brings me to Gisele Bundchen. It is in this very sexually charged culture that one of the icons of said culture is speaking out:
Today, it is important that all women maintain their virginity as long as they can. It is imperative both to prevent disease and to elevate the cause of womanhood. To treat one’s body as something to use whenever you’re in the mood cheapens being a woman for all of us.
As far as contraception and abortion goes,
If today’s woman were to practice abstinence, then we would not have a need for either of these things. Disease would be a thing of the past– or at least highly localized– and abortion would only be for life threatening situations. It is a shame that we need to produce and promote such materials in the name of “free love.”
Or… That’s what we wish she said.
Instead, Gisele said this:
“Today no one is a virgin when they get married … show me someone who’s a virgin!”…
Asked about abortion, she said…
”If she thinks she doesn’t have the money or the emotional condition to raise a child, why should she give birth?’…
“‘It’s ridiculous to ban contraceptives – you only have to think of the diseases that are transmitted without them. I think it should be compulsory to use a contraceptive.”
The AP added:
“How is it possible to not want people to use condoms and also not have abortions? It’s impossible, I’m sorry.”
You see, there’s a great disconnect. Obviously Gisele hasn’t even thought through the words that I put in her mouth. And yet there is a lot of truth in what I’ve said.
However, I don’t know how much one can expect from a woman that makes her living by posing for pictures in magazines in her underwear and less, and has no problem marketing things that should truly be a secret to the whole world. Especially for a company who’s main pitch is trying to get men to get the women in their lives to buy their wares based on an “ideal” sexualize form that said women do not have…
But I digress…
Hat Tip: Jill Stanek