Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Whats Wrong With Your Vagina? A Lot!

I came across an article on Alternet titled, “The 6 Weirdest Things Women Do to Their Vaginas.” Needless to say, I was intrigued. The article discusses 6 crazy “treatments” for things that are supposedly “wrong” with our vaginas.
“What's wrong with your vagina? If you answered ‘nothing,’ you're probably wrong. According to the beauty-industrial complex, it's ugly, and it smells bad. But don't worry-- there's nothing that money can't fix.”
The problems?
1.Your vagina smells bad
2.your vagina is dirty
3. Your vagina is too loose
4.Your vagina is ugly
5.Your vagina tastes bad
6.Your vagina is the wrong color

The soulutions?
1. Vaginal deodorant
2. Douching
3.Vaginal Rejuvenation
4. Labiaplasty
5.Vagina mints
6. Vagina bleaching and dying

Like most other people, I was of course aware of the wax/shave vs. natural debate, and I did know about several of these things but definitely not all of them. Vagina mints? Bleaching and dying one’s vagina? Seriously?

Iwish however that not only would one look at the outrageousness of someone using or doing any of these things but also look at why. There are women who undergo these procedures and use these products. Why? Because women are under constant pressure from society to look perfect. This doesn’t just include being a size zero, or always having the perfect hair and makeup, it now includes our vaginas. They must look, taste, and smell just right. No matter that vaginas actually naturally vary in almost every way just as women do. We need to stop putting pressure on women to all look exactly the same and let every woman be her own person from hair color to vagina color. After all, isn’t it scary to think what extremes women will go to next?

*A note of interest, look for information about your local production of the Vagina Monolouges. The Women’s Rights Alliance will be putting on the Vagina Monolouges at NIU on April 9th, 10th, and 11th.

1 comment:

  1. Why not? Why wouldn’t God Almighty allow us to procreate in Heaven Above if sex is on everyone’s mind these days?? Who wouldn’t love to have me as your faithful servant, giving you a backrub, feeding you baklava, HUGE cherries, and Starbuck’s frappaccino, giving you a bath, kissing your feets, caressing you for seven weeks, suckling on your adorable, long nipples, and flying while we make love?? (and a lot more fo’eva) EYE definitely would, miss beautiful. To have us be as ONE, to be a part of you, surrounding us, enveloped and engulfed by us, would be Heaven for me - and everything in between, if you know what I mean. So, meet me in Heaven, girl, and let’s have a BIG-ol, kick-ass, party-hardy for maaany eons celebrating our resurrection. See ya soon. God bless you --- Lookit ‘MySoulAccomplishment’ first, miss gorgeous girly. And, yes, I’d be TOTUS TUUS (Latin: ‘totally yours’) for however long you’d say. Wouldn’t that be totally wonderfull for eternity?? Eye can hardly wait. I love you. God bless you.