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American Papist & ‘condom couture’

Condoms, we covered in detail after Pope Benedict XVI unconstructively claimed they “can even increase the problem” of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). And thought we were through with the subject for a while, until American Papist turned our heads with a a condomized fashion show put on at the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Held Oct. 1 at the Columbus, Ohio, Bar of Modern Art – the renovated 1898 First Baptist Church – that show was a celebration of Planned Parenthood’s 77th anniversary and entitled “Condom Couture.”

Betsy Melick of The Chimes student newspaper wrote:

Twelve students from the Columbus College of Art and Design have proven your health teachers wrong-there is more than one way to wear a condom.

Pictured is what Melick termed the “especially impressive design” by Rachel Kaplan, who made “a pair of skin-tight black leggings entirely from condoms and paired them with a feminine aqua-blue top.”

See others here.

Catholic views on condom use in Africa are a matter of ongoing debate, notably with the Second African Synod meeting in Rome until Oct. 25.


October 13, 2009 - Posted by | Health, Pope Benedict XVI, Religion

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