Following the announcement of her second pregnancy, Bristol Palin caught a lot of flack for what most of her critics would suggest may be a tad hypocritical.
The 24-year-old, who has been dedicating her life to abstinence advocacy, finds herself in a bit of a pickle; one that is proving very hard to rationalize or deny — mainly because it’s her second pickle out of wedlock.
Tripp, her first child, was born in 2008, while Bristol was still underage and her mother Sarah was in the running for the vice-presidency. Back then, Bristol got engaged to her son’s father, only to break it off a few months later. Since then, she’s been raising her kid, being a devout Christian, and working as an abstinence spokesperson for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
Clearly, that whole abstinence thing is not working all that smoothly. So perhaps another traditional method of birth control is in order for Palin.
CondomMan.com has announced the company’s offer of a lifetime supply of condoms to Bristol Palin, and invited her to speak about safe sex at a public forum in Los Angeles.
“Ms. Palin’s recent announcement has brought the failure of abstinence-only education into sharp focus,” said CondomMan.com CEO Kevin Mirarchi. “In offering Ms. Palin free Shibari Condoms for life, and a chance to speak publicly, I am hoping she uses this opportunity to redeem herself to the public, who, at the moment, sees her as a hypocrite.”
It’s unlikely that Palin will even entertain the generous prophylactics-for-life offer, but calling her out publicly does bring the safe sex and birth control conversations back into the spotlight.
“I’m saddened to see this expectant mother publicly label her unborn child as a ‘disappointment,’” Mirarchi adds. “The birth of a child should always be seen as a blessing; I hope someday, all women will feel empowered to embrace their sexuality, and with safe sex education, use every method at their disposal to plan their lives and their families as they see fit.”
Palin, on the other hand, wasn’t too happy about the overall backlash she’s received, so she now claims having a second baby was completely planned.
“I made a mistake, but it’s not the mistake all these giddy a$$holes have loved to assume,” she wrote on the religious blog Patheos. “Everyone knows I wanted more kids, to have a bigger family. Believing I was heading that way, I got ahead of myself. Things didn’t go as planned, but life keeps going.”
Life does keep going, especially when you have unprotected sex and simply create new ones.
Take the condoms, Bristol. Let’s try to keep the Palins to a minimum.