Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Kmart Promotes Abstinence Pants

This is almost too funny for words (from ThinkProgress):


Jessica Valenti points out that retail chain Kmart has begun selling abstinence-gear for juniors ...

The description for the products reads, “Whether she is lounging around the house, going to practice, or doing her chores. These soft athletic style crop pants will keep her comfy.” One Feministing commenter adds, “Because nothing says ‘I plan not to have sex until marriage’ like plastering text across your ass.”

True love waits ... for what? True love waits inside these pants? Even discounting the obvious fact that preaching abstinence does not work and has more to do with pushing religion than preventing pregnancy, these pants are probably not the best tool for pushing that agenda. Kinda like putting a Sierra Club sticker on a Hummer.

5 comments:

CyberKitten said...

[snigger]

That's *unintentional* humour... right?

Laura said...

Why don't we go back to the good ol days of chastity belts. That way God can unlock her when it's time...

wunelle said...

Hey, it works for me! I would have no desire whatsoever to have anything to do--let alone sex--with anyone who would wear such things.

Like the bumper sticker says:

Just Say No...
...to sex with pro-lifers!

shrimplate said...

I am amazed.

Jeff said...

Considering they are for abstenance don't you think they should have made them a little more difficult to take off. I mean even with jeans you have buttons and zippers. All you have to do with these is give them a little tug and they're on the ground.