The Occupy Wall Street protesters getting hot and heavy in Zucotti Park now have someone looking out for them.
Yes, the PR geniuses at New York condom emporium Condomania took time out from posing for pictures with NYU undergraduates to come up with a line of personalized prophylactics for the protesters. Says the store’s web site:
Whether or not you agree with the “demands” of the Occupy Wall Street movement that is sweeping the U.S., one thing is for sure; lots of people out there are tired of feeling screwed. Occupy Condoms say it all in a neat little package while affording young protestors [sic] the protection they need to stay safe in the passionate frenzy that is social protest.
Occupy Condoms are sold at a 70% discount to demonstrate our support for social change and the virtuous pursuit of equality for all. Mostly, we didn’t think it cool to be capitalizing quite so blatantly on a protest movement that itself is concerned about unscrupulous profiteering. So, we’ll just hope for some good buzz and a small amount of unscrupulous profits.
If we were the protesters, we wouldn’t know whether to be excited or embarrassed. Nothing says “lasting social change” like a product that will be used once and then thrown away immediately, right?