Dawn Eden has a post about a series of sketches that Planned Parenthood’s teen troupes perform at schools that even includes one called "Charlie and the Condom Factory." Which I find to be kind of ironic since with PP’s world view of individual selfishness and pleasure over responsibility that it seems to me that they would be the ones having Oompa Loompa’s singing over them as something disastrous happens to them as they tour the factory.
Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do
I have a perfect puzzle for you
Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-dee
If you are wise, you’ll listen to me
What do you get with a contraceptive mentality?
Where a disease is seen as your own fertility.
You would think someone would object.
As women’s bodies become an object.
I don’t like the look of it
Dawn Eden provides a summary of the sketches along with their primary message from PP’s site. Now free of charge I would offer a more realistic sketch for them to perform instead.
Pandora’s Pill Box (A true myth) (20 minutes)
The play depicts Pandora a women whose sexual curiosity gets the best of her. Pope Paul VI warns her of the consequence of opening the pill box and of the problems that would ensue. But Pandora was very curious about the simple round pill box and she repeatedly fancied hearings sounds like whispers coming from the box. During the sixties the noise seemed to increase and the pleas from it were amplified by society surrounding it. She puts her ear to the simple case and is surprised when she very clearly hears these words coming from it spoken with a desperate plea. "Pandora, dear Pandora, have pity upon us ! Free us from this gloomy prison! Open, open, we beseech you! Open us to release a new age where every child would be a wanted child and marriages would become stronger and women would be freed of their very fertility and have fulfilling careers like men instead. Pandora promptly opens the pill box and out flies flies pills, IUDs, condoms, patches and every sort of chemical contraceptive device. Along with these contraceptive also flew increased marital infidelity, gigantic increase of divorce, increased fornication, gigantic jump in violence against women, increased sexual objectification of women, subsequent medical problems, necessity for abortion when contraception fails, and many other ills that were packed into the simple white pill box.
- Sexual promiscuity without consequences makes as much sense as breathing without air.
- Pope Paul VI was right in what he predicted would happen.
- That even though the promised wonders of contraception never came to fruition, it just doesn’t matter to society at large. P.T. Barnum’s slogan is yet again confirmed.