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Gisele Bundchen Speaks Out on Abstinence

June 26th, 2007 Visited 1196 times, 1 so far today

Gisele BundchenJess, over at Making Home, posted recently about watching one of the Back to the Future movies and how corny it was, how they stereotyped people, and how they took the Lord’s name in vain.

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

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  • Larry Eiss says on: June 26, 2007 at 1:50 pm

     

    My wife and I have been married for 29 years. We have no fear of STDs because we are faithful. We enjoy a level of love which children can’t even imagine. God’s plan IS right.

  • MInTheGap says on: June 26, 2007 at 2:03 pm

     

    That is one of the great things about a faithful marriage. God has the perfect plan!

  • Mrs. Meg Logan says on: June 26, 2007 at 8:53 pm

     

    eeewww grooosss! Thanks Daddy!

    Mrs. Meg Logan

  • Larry Eiss says on: June 27, 2007 at 9:35 am

     

    I considered putting the word “children” in quotes in my earlier comment. Apparently I should have done.

    Here is what I meant by that word choice: Those who devalue physical intimacy and thus make it little more than an animalistic act; those who talk of love without having experienced the depth and freedom of love that is available to faithful spouses; those who tell people that they have no choice but to engage in such acts; these are “children” no matter their age.

    On the other hand, we must remember that those who are not in Christ Jesus are indeed *slaves* to sin. It is only by the grace of His Holy Spirit that you and I are any different.

  • Jess @ Making Home says on: July 4, 2007 at 10:03 am

     

    What a sad commentary on today’s society. I can’t tell you how excited I was getting thinking that she had said your first two comments… 🙁 I should have KNOWN better!

    It saddens me to think how many people just don’t GET the value of the precious gifts God has given us within the boundaries of “one man, one woman, for life”. Part of the heart goes missing when you give yourself again and again to varieties of people instead of to only one person, by whom you are treasured and loved. I heard someone liken it to duct tape on a man’s hairy chest… that at first, the ripping and pain (once they are pulled apart) would be severe, but that as time goes on, there is less and less “stick” to bond you to that person with whom you are intimate, so that there is less and less pain but also less and less true intimacy. That you become two people who are merely in proximity of one another rather than truly intimate.

    It’s a somewhat gross analogy that sheds light on a real problem. Anyway, I’d best be going- thanks for the link- I had to come see who was sending people my way! 🙂 Good article.

    Jess @ Making Home

  • MInTheGap says on: July 4, 2007 at 11:55 pm

     

    Jess, I think that’s a painful analogy, but probably pretty accurate. I think that all this kind of lifestyle does is set you up for comparisons, for jealousy, and does not give you one more thing that could be bonding you together.

    As for the first two comments– well, let’s say it’s an official series called “What we wished celebrities would have said.” I like writing the first part because it makes me think through what I wish that they would have said and then I can compare it to what they actually did say. I see that it had the same effect on you!

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