@MagnificatMag it was a pleasure meeting you as we'll!
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 19:01
RT @asmcentee: "if we reduce the New Evangelization to a program, it's not going to work" AMEN. #disciplescalledtowitness #NCCL2013
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 15:19
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 15:12
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 14:05
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 13:12
Posted on May 23rd 2013, 13:06
Contra-Freedom: Two Insightful Contraception Ads (That Teach Way More about the Human Heart than Intended)September 13th, 2012
Over the last few months, two contraceptive advertisements have really made me stop and think, though this was probably not the intention of the companies. Let me explain…
Exhibit A – Nuvaring
Is the bondage women experience (according to Nuvaring and their marketing specialists) a pure result of the pill, thus solved with the awkward insertion of a 5cm in diameter plastic ring? Or, does the slavery run deeper? We can ask further questions – What is freedom? Is it merely the ability to choose, or does it also touch on my situation after a decision has been made? If freedom touches on the whole situation, what does that imply?
I just didn’t expect a contraceptive outfit to raise them so clearly.
It seems to me that even Durex realizes that mutual climax has a concrete unitive value. It means that the female is not merely an object for use, and that the male has something to give, though the means to this end of mutual climax is unnatural and mechanistic. I would put forth that perhaps mutual climax is more satisfying and unifying when it stems from a spousal relationship (a relationship rooted in love and knowledge of the other that transcends “sex life”) and communication.
Every question raised in this post stems from secular marketing; I simply followed its thinking to consequential questions. These questions (however uncomfortable and laborious) demand answers from persons involved in such human actions, and they are answers that won’t be found in a condom package or inscribed on a plastic ring.