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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jun 06, 2007

You know the culture wars are getting serious when the opposition brings out the heavy artillery. From the Sydney Morning News:

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has stepped into the debate over birth control and sexual behaviour in Brazil, saying church opposition to condom use was ridiculous and women should have the right to choose on abortion.

Got that? She has "stepped into the debate." Tightly-wrought syllogisms ahead.

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.

Quod erat demonstrandum, I guess.

Bundchen, 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."

Compulsory, perhaps, only for the present generation. A truly original thinker.

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