So I think the feminist debate should forget the Mommy Wars and go after the burgeoning popularity of vaginal and labial plastic surgery.
I can honestly say that never thought I would ever in my life write a sentence like that!
A story in the LA Times today wrote about women who have various surgeries to "enhance" the look of their uh, outer and inner sexual areas. From tightening of the vagina to "tucking" the labia, these women take a look at porn stars and think there is something wrong with them. That they aren't attractive enough. Down there. And apparently they want it fixed.
There are quotes from two women saying that after their surgeries, they felt more sexually confident. That they could now turn on the lights when being intimate with their partners. Now I have a body that is far from perfection, but even I don't demand a total black out.
I am going to venture to say that perhaps the problems go a bit deeper than if your labia majora is sucked of its excess fat. Anybody getting queasy yet? I think I am. Anyhoo, supposedly these procedures and ones similar to them have been done for many years to repair damage from childbirth and sex change surgery. Only lately have women been coming in and demanding the same look as the June Playboy centerfold.
Exactly how far will we go to seek "perfection?" Not to mention that many of these porn stars and such are airbrushed to within an inch of their lives. With technology as it is, most of those women probably dont' even look half as good in real life. And that is even saying that what they look like is the personification of "good." Perhaps we should take up the cause of intact and natural women's organs.
I can't wait to see the searches that land people here after this post.
And I think I have used more quotation marks per line than in any previoius post.
Celebrate diversity, says I.