Western women and their vaginas
Ok, this post isn't even close to as dirty as the title makes it out to be, but it's a way of grabbing your attention regardless. Basically I wanted to bring your attention to this piece in the NYTimes titled Our Vaginas, our selves that is supposed to lament the way western women feel about their ..ehhh...vaginas in this crazy modern world we live in. While it's kind of a funny read, there is something in it that caught my attention as slightly distrubing, And if you are familair with the middle-east, you know what I am talking about : the hymenoplasty. But wait, there's more. The future as I see it is also - how to put this? - reforested. Hymen-reattachment surgery, once a desperate stratagem undertaken by young women from Muslim, Asian and Latin American cultures that demonized the loss of virginity before marriage, is now being hawked as a way to enjoy a second honeymoon. If it's unclear whom this procedure is meant for - aging women hoping to catch a flagging penis with the semblance of undeflowered innocence? - it's even more ontologically ungraspable how stitching a hymen back together vitiates the psychological experience of having already lost your virginity. But it is being advertised heavily in print as well as online, and one enterprising doctor who trained with Matlock says he performs about a dozen such operations a month and fields voluminous amounts of e-mail inquiries. So this humiliating medical procedure that girls from muslim/middle-eastern cultures have to go through if they had sex, got raped or broke their hymen while exercising so that their husbands don't call them whores on their wedding nights and/or their family kills them in an honor crime is actually being marketed as a cool hip thing to do for some aging western ladies with too much money to spend? Are you kidding me? I am sorry, but that's pretty messed up right there.