Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has entered the ring so to speak. In an interview with Folha de S.Paulo she spoke out against the Catholic Church’s policy on premarital sex, contraception and abortion going so far as to denounce the ban on contraception as “ridiculous”.
The Brazilian beauty, one of the world’s top models, told Folha de S.Paulo newspaper in an interview that when the Church made its laws centuries ago, women were expected to be virgins.
Today no one is a virgin when they get married … show me someone who’s a virgin!” she said.
Asked about abortion, she said a woman should have the right to choose what is best for her.
If she thinks she doesn’t have the money or the emotional condition to raise a child, why should she give birth?”
Gisele, who had just arrived from New York to take part in Rio de Janeiro’s Fashion Week, also defended condom use.
“It’s ridiculous to ban contraceptives — you only have to think of the diseases that are transmitted without them. I think it should be compulsory to use a contraceptive.
As it stands, the only justifiable reason for abortion in Brazil due to the church’s influence is maternal health. Of course, the blowback has started with the lovely Dinesh comparing Giselle to a small child who should “be seen but not heard” who’s just jealous of Tyra Banks.
Models, like small children at adult dinner parties, should be seen but not heard. But supermodel Gisele Bundchen is apparently suffering from Tyra-envy.
The sexism just drips from the page. I especially loved the part where he calls her “cute” then implies she just shut the hell up if she won’t quit using her celebrity status to support things he doesn’t and “smile”. If you recall this is exactly what the right did to the Dixie Chicks when they dissed the boy king at a performance in England.
Male commentators through out the land tripped over themselves demanding that the Dixie Chicks “shut up and sing”. You’ll notice that they have yet to tell their own females to “shut up and bake”.