Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
Women now more than ever must stay informed and stay educated. There is a never-ending stream of legislation revolving around women's bodies, from health care, abortion, funding for low-cost screenings, to redefining rape, much of it being debated and decided on by men. And many have shown themselves to be truly ignorant on the subject.
A fascinating thing that emerges is that the frame we have around the vagina is very recent and very, very negative. We sort of take for granted that it's going either to be medicalized or demeaned and kind of ridiculous.
When women in the west began to be educated and began to clamor for their rights, immediately gynecological and obstetric industry arose that was determined to keep women ignorant about their bodies as a form of social control.