We, who are a far distance away…we, who know not of what truly goes on in other cultures…we, who have only heard of or read about what could be considered the cruel and barbaric treatment of young women in faraway countries — these hear-says — they are realities, and the coldest reality of them all is the ritualistic practice of female genital mutilation.
Oh, it’s not some rare and hush-hush event — not when 140 million women worldwide have been subjected to having their clitoris and labia removed — as children. And why? Because the culture that readily takes a razor to the genitals of a four-year old girl (lemme guess — male dominated?) wants to make sure that as she grows to be a woman, she will not be able to enjoy sex, her libido will be null and void, and, because her interest in sex will be pulverized — she’ll stay chaste. Which, of course, will make her the perfect wife, right?
It was early morning and the store hadn’t opened its doors yet. I stood by my register and neatened the counter in preparation for the day’s events. The other cosmetics salesgirls gathered to my right, sipping their coffees and checking their make-up.
Tess, the display girl, worked the mannequins. Her work was sublime, yet her personal style always seemed to ruffle the prim and proper feathers of my co-workers. Being that Tess was contracted as an “artiste of the floor,” she was not bound by the same dress code, as were the sales associates. Her arms revealed flamboyant tattoos, her lips, eyebrows and ears were dramatically pierced, and her hair was bright blue. Read more
It’s as if the word, “vagina” has finally come out of the box — so to speak. I daresay it’s the word on everyone’s lips these days (badabing!). As Editor At Large for VenusBlogs, a site where I have to write several articles a day about vaginas, I’m constantly searching for new and poetic ways to say this word without saying vagina, vagina, vagina — I mean, there is such a thing as too much vagina, right?
Apparently not — and on Twitter, it’s all the keyword rage. So much so, that, like myself, they too are finding new and inventive alternatives to the word that’s got the world’s attention right now.
There’s some particularly clever stuff going on here. Please read:
We’ve all heard something about the word ‘vagina’ and how it’s been working it’s way in and out of all the recent news stories these days. Well, if you’re not up to snuff on exactly what happened, here’s a re-cap, directly off the pages of Mother Jones. Continue reading
According to an article written by Irin Carmon, for Salon, two prominent doctors, Marcia Angell and Michael Greene suggest that doctors should not be afraid to go against the grain when it comes to abortion restrictions.
The article states:
“Doctors, of course, have long been at the center of the abortion debate, but even as that effect has intensified — with bills and laws that specifically target and potentially criminalize them, and the politicized disregard of medical evidence pushed by a few actual antiabortion doctors — not everyone is so willing to jump into the political fray. And for abortion providers who are already dealing with threats of violence and legal intimidation, conscientious objection is probably a tall order.”
Angell and Greene agree:
Our message to politicians is unequivocal: Get out of our exam rooms.”
Okay. Tonight’s the big night, and that means sex and lots of it — or at least, that’s what you’re hoping for.
You’ve taken care of business ‘down there’ and according to your standards of perfection, you see yourself as nothing less than porn-star material. You’re clean, you’re smooth and you’re looking good. The frilly lace on those seductively skimpy panties just screams, “tear me off, you raging beast of passion,” — your confidence is high. Tonight is going to be a good night.
But… something’s missing. What is it? Ah! You have to make sure that your vagina tastes good!
Come on, you know it’s crossed your mind.
For more on flavorful vaginas, Read “How To Make Your Vagina Taste Awesome”, by Lady MacGyver.