Things I read this week that I found interesting

It’s that time again where I round up the stuff I bookmarked this week because I read it and it was good, even though some of it might not have actually been published this week. Drop by and recommend me more stuff in the comments, O lovely readers.

Labiaplasty, parts 1 and 2 (Guernica)- a two part series on labiaplasty, featuring interviews with labiaplasty surgeons. Introduced me to a procedure known as the “Barbie” which involves the complete removal of the inner labia. All the surgeons were male, and none of them believed there is any sensitivity in the inner labia. It made me think a lot about bodily autonomy, patriachy, and what happens when men design cunts.

What is a hottentot apron? (Lippy Girl)- A really interesting post on vulvas and colonialism.

The dinosaurs never expected extinction either (itsjustahobby)- the last thing, I hope, that needs to be said on the recent media transphobia frenzy. See also, their other post on the fine art of the apology.

Silent no more and “manning up” to online abuse (sian and crooked rib)- Sian provides an anatomy of misogynistic abuse online.

Do men really have higher sex drives than women? (io9)- an accessible look at what evidence there is, and what that actually means. Could further explore neglect of female sexuality in science, throughout history, though.

The Men’s Rights Movement: much less popular than horse porn (manboobz)- A compelling analysis of google trends. The title is indeed correct.

And finally, a little situationist lol. Yes, I’ve descended into being amused by shops with funny names and I’d like to thank @renatus84 for bringing this to my attention.

 

3 thoughts on “Things I read this week that I found interesting”

  1. Thanks for enjoying our posts, I am horrified even by your description of the labia surgery. I believe anyone has the right to modify their own body, but get the impression these are neither informed nor well advised decisions. Too nasty to read just before bed, but I shall book mark.

  2. Labiaplasty: YIKES :-(( – I’d class that as a form of FGM. Hell, I’m massively against male circumcision, as both the foreskin & the inner labia are supposed to act to make penetration easier, to have something mobile between the more solid parts during penetrative sex. Why anyone would want rid for purely cosmetic reasons is beyond me. Also: scar tissue is brittle & non-stretchy. Were these women planning on ever having kids, it could be *seriously* nasty. Jesus wept… Everyone has the right to modify their own body but, seriously, OUCH.

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