Oh, That's In A Name

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 09:50 pm
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Maybe I'm dense, but I just realized the symbolism behind a condom branded as Trojan.

Is that really the image a condom manufacturer should maintain?
  • A Trojan horse is a contraption that holds many foreign soldiers. (They were from Greece, a country with many islands, so the soldiers were probably good seamen.)
  • A Trojan horse looks appealing, so the enemy accepts the gift and brings it inside its walls.
  • While enjoying the gift of a Trojan horse, the recipient doesn't worry that it might be dangerous and the soldiers slip out and attack


Suppose we built this large wooden beaver...

Date: 2007-09-06 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slyviolet.livejournal.com
This has bothered me for quite some time. For a brief period (...heh) in high school, I entertained a notion that the Trojan company was actually a Catholic/Pro-Life conspiracy, that they were building consumer confidence, particularly with teenagers, and were biding their time before they released some "special" condom that would actually impregnate anyone who used them, as a lesson about the ills of recreational sex.

Either that, or maybe it's aliens. (I've been rewatching the X-Files series though, so right now pretty much everything can be blamed on aliens.)
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