So Dr. Jen Gunter, our favorite “don’t put that in your vagina” advocate, posted this on her blog.
Apparently (and my Google-fu confirms) its now a thing to peel a cucumber, and insert it into your vagina with an in-out twisting motion for twenty minutes to “cleanse” the vagina.
Um… how about no. The vagina is self-cleaning and there are a million reasons why you should not do this. But apparently some vagina owners still need to be told that. Ugh.
I saw a clip from this video on Twitter, and looked at the comments. I know, never look at the comments, right? Anyway, the first comment I see is a woman raving about how wonderful it is that she’s putting out a product that can be used by all women. Women of every race, shade, color, tone. That even if its just make-up, its bringing women together.
That’s a great comment and one I agree with.
Then I kept reading. I’d say about 30% of the comments were positive- from bringing women together to look how far she’s come! Okay, that’s all good. But the rest of the comments. Were. All. About. Her Tits.
OMG Why isn’t she wearing a bra?
NGL, all I could see was her tits….
So indecent. If its about the make-up why are her tits out?
Of course I’m paraphrasing, but that’s the gist of it. People getting upset on the internet over a successful, confident woman who chooses not to wear a bra. Have they seen her at any other time? She goes braless a lot. Hell, I go braless a lot and my breasts are nowhere near as beautiful and perky as hers. My mom goes braless whenever she doesn’t have to work.
And guess what?
It doesn’t matter!
No one is going to die because there’s some free-balling breasts out there. Nothing terrible is going to happen, besides some bad attitudes from people who believe women should be ashamed of their bodies. People who believe women should always fulfill some silly social construct of appropriate and pretty.
Wear a bra. Don’t wear a bra. I don’t care. Its your body and your choice and fuck the people that think they should be able to dictate what you wear. And Rihanna? Rock on with your bad self. The rest of you ladies? Stop tearing each other down over the state of your tits. Please.
The removal of a woman’s uterus is called a hysterectomy and not a hersterectomy because hyster- is from the Greek word for uterus. Also, women do not gush blood from an open wound between their legs for a week and would be hospitalized if they were men. No. We’re not magic or somehow super amazing mysterious creatures who can bleed horribly for 7 continuous days and not die. Menstrual fluid is mostly sloughed tissue from inside the uterus with comparatively little actual blood and the majority of women lose less then a pint during their entire cycle.
It’s really not that amazing. You were married for twenty years and had two kids with your wife. How do you not know that? This is very basic human biology that you have no excuse for not knowing.
This takes the cake for the most ridiculous thing I’ve read this week.
Like I’m sitting here with my brain spinning and wondering WTF I just read.
To paraphrase, a chiropractor who does not understand female bodies at all, wants to market a lipstick to glue your labia minora together to prevent menstrual blood from escaping until you go pee… Then your urine magically releases the glue and the blood flows out into the toilet.
I have so many questions! Like what if my labia minora aren’t robust enough to be glued together in a seamless fashion? What if I leak urine throughout the day and break the seal? What if I have heavy clotting? But mostly I just wonder if this man has seen more than one twat in his lifetime… Because we’re all delightfully different.
And there’s this description from the website :
When applied to the labia minora, it creates a temporary seal to retain menstrual fluids inside until urination. The urine instantly releases the seal and everything washes away into the toilet. It’s safe and secure for the user. Mensez is based on the theory that modern bathing habits, while helpful in most respects, wash away some protective bodily compounds that previously helped control menses (as discharge from the uterus at menstruation is known).
So basically if we don’t bathe, according to this guy, our vaginas would be self-sealing… Yeah, I’m calling bullshit. Thorough wiping after urination, sex, masturbation, they would all wreck that seal.
“Hey Barbara can I borrow a tampon? I forgot my lipstick and I really have to pee.”