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More video: Do condoms work?

By Amanda Marcotte
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 19:26 EDT
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One of the ongoing struggles we’re having with the religious right is over their willingness to lie about the efficacy of condoms. The lie that condoms don’t work is everywhere—promoted by the Catholic Church, embedded in the public school abstinence-only programs, being promoted under the guise of HIV prevention with federal funds, decorating pamphlets given to young people at church. It’s hard enough to convince people to use condoms every time without fail when they believe that condoms work, but if they believe they don’t, then why would they use them? In a lot of ways, I think this video has the potential to be the most helpful, because it addresses this deadly lie.


RH Reality Check: Do Condoms Work? from RH Reality Check on Vimeo.

A couple more coming up. Enjoy!

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
 
 
 
 
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