One of these things is not like the others
Via Pandagon, Pam brings to our attention that during Pope Benedict's upcoming visit to Poland, state TV will not be allowed to show advertisements for lingerie, tampons, or beer.
This is really just bizarre. Although I suppose it shouldn't be surprising. It comes from the same mindset that my brother and my father had: if my mother's underwear (or mine) was in the laundry when it was my brother's turn to fold, he used to pick it up by his thumb and forefinger, as though it would contaminate him. And my father did buy tampons for us if we needed them when it was his turn to go to the store - but he complained mightily, as though the clerk might think he secretly had a vagina.
I'm surprised they don't just ban all hints that women exist from television altogether. That would solve that problem.