@CherylOvers Agreed rarely is there a safer sex methods that works without cooperation - the microbicide was promoted the same way and a piece of nitril/latex/gel isn’t the answer to patriarchy - but every new method increases prevalence of safer sex. Some people love them and some hate them.
@CherylOvers Christine Ro writes in her Atlantic article, “The Enduring Unpopularity of the Female Condom”, “Female condoms are unpopular because they’re not widely discussed or available. And they’re not widely discussed or available because they’re unpopular.”
@CherylOvers ‘The persistent myths around female condoms highlight the danger of searching for panaceas in global development. One object alone isn’t sufficient to solve an issue with complex social & cultural meanings, particularly if the recurring costs of these objects aren’t factored in’
@CherylOvers Isn’t it more the same ‘failure’ that the tampon, diaphragm, mooncup and any other product face that forces the world to try to say ....vagina ? Tampons moving from stigma to everyday took decades in the USA and faced all types of hostility ...