Friday, October 6, 2017

Trump: no birth control. India: no condom ads

Ashley Wells, S.A. Ananda, CC Liu, Seth Auberon (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly; Sanjana Agnihotri (;; Sunny Leone (video, Wiki);;
Message to Klansman Fred (Trump's dad): Some people should never have been born (DD).
Think India's uptight Not US is full of prudes, but Trump's America will no longer stand for free birth control! Trump pushes back reproductive rights, rescinds free birth control (BBC).

Use...while you're getting screwed
Pres. Don Juan Trump fulfilled a promise to conservative Christians today. He rescinded a key provision of Romneycare (aka "Obamacare," the ACA or "Affordable Care Act") that allowed citizens to exercise their reproductive rights: Trump rolls back free birth control: The new Trump rule could strip birth control coverage from millions of American females, demolishing an Obama provision. VP Pence is very happy since he wants to ban condoms altogether. (See below).

India: Take down those sexy condom ads!
Filthy and shocking pornographic ad suggests using condoms during holy Navratri (IT)
I did it for the money. Why are they mad?
Sunny Leone condom ad that says "Khelo magar pyaar se [Play with love] this Navratri" stirs controversy. [The playful meaning here is "Whatever you do this holiday, do it with love," nudge-nudge, wink-wink.] The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has accused Sunny Leone of being irresponsible and going to "any level irrespective of pious and religious occasion of Navratri" to earn money.

    Former porn actress Sunny Leone
Who in the world is Sunny Leone? Karenjit Kaur Vohra (1981-), known by her stage name Sunny Leone, is a former pornstar with American citizenship. She is a Canadian-born Sikh Indian-American actress and model, currently active in the Indian film industry ("Bollywood"). She has also used the stage name Karen Malhotra. She was named porn magazine Penthouse's Pet of the Year in 2003, was a contract performer for pornographers Vivid Entertainment, and was named by porn-lite Maxim magazine one of the Top 12 porn stars in 2010. She has played roles in independent mainstream films and TV shows. Her first mainstream appearance was in 2005, when she worked as a red carpet reporter for the MTV Video Music Awards on MTV India.

I may be Indian, but I do what I want (SL).
Indian men have a love-hate relationship with Sunny Leone, the brand ambassador of Manforce condoms. Using sanskaar as their shield, these men harp about how un-sanskaari she is. 

Manforce put up banners across Gujarat that had Sunny Leone advertising condoms with a tagline that mentions Navratri. This did not go down well with some people. CAIT wrote a letter to the Minister for Consumer Affairs Ram ["God"] Vilas Paswan calling this tactic a "clear irresponsible and immature attempt to boost sales by putting all our cultural value system at stake." CAIT wants the ad to be banned now. More
How conservative Vice President Mike Pence feels about condoms...Ban them!
Why do you and Trump want to BAN condoms? - They're "too modern and too liberal"!
In America, we get our condoms the old-fashioned way. We steal them.
BBC: Why is a condom ad with Sunny Leone angering Indians?
What's the big deal? Men are hypocrites.
A condom company has been forced to pull down an advertisement promoting their popular Manforce brand ahead of the major Hindu festival of Navratri in the western state of Gujarat after protests by some Indians.
The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi explains the controversy: Just days before the nine-day festival was to begin on Thursday, huge billboards went up in several cities in the state in which the Canadian actress of Indian origin Sunny Leone is seen advising people to "Play this Navratri, but with love [Aa Navratriye ramo, paraantu prem thi]."
OMKrishna, I didn't realize she was a pornstar!
A former porn star who has made a successful transition to the role of leading lady in hit Bollywood movies, Ms. Leone has a massive fan following in India.

And she is now the brand ambassador for Manforce, the country's biggest condom company.
American nuns agree with Rev. Trump and India's conservatives: no condoms!
I'm huge, nuns. That I can assure you.
The advert outraged some conservative Indians who accused the contraceptive firm of "taking marketing to an all-time low."
Many took to social media sites to criticize the "offending advert" and the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) even lodged a complaint with the government, calling for an immediate ban on it.
"This is an irresponsible and immature attempt to boost sales by putting all our cultural values at stake," the organization said in a petition to Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
Speaking to the BBC on Wednesday, CAIT general secretary Praveen Khandelwal said: "Navratri is a pious festival which symbolizes the strength of women [by honoring Goddess/Devi Durga, and linking condoms with the festival is highly objectionable." More
Get out of bed with Trump [Ivanka! He doesn't allow condoms. But you knew that.] (AP)
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I may have big feet and strong hairy legs, but I'm still a Swedish shoe model. Rape threats?

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