Lipping off

Our smutsational society, says Robert Stacy McCain, is putting women into some awkward situations:

One of the weirdest effects of pornified culture is young women feeling pressured to conform to the Porn Norm. Beyond the trend of extreme depilation — the deforestation of the pubic delta, so to speak — now girls are getting surgically altered:

[A] young woman consulted a doctor about the fact that her labia minora extended slightly beyond her labia majora and that this caused her embarrassment. Instead of reassuring her that this was entirely normal, the doctor recommended, and carried out, surgery on her labia.

Ouch. And, honestly, what a tragedy. I’m struggling to find a way to say this in a PG-13 way, so I’ll just say it: Lots of guys like that extra helping of cauliflower. IYKWIMAITYD.

Previous commentary on landing strips here.

Disclosure: I was once married to a girl from Mount Pleasant. Said so right on her birth certificate.


  1. Steve Lackmeyer »

    27 January 2010 · 11:25 pm

    So I tell the bosses, hey, we ought to be linking to Dustbury. And they’ll ask, what’s a Dustbury? And they’ll come to this site, see this post … and … can’t you just stick to women’s shoe fashions?

  2. CGHill »

    28 January 2010 · 7:15 am

    McCarville doesn’t seem to have any trouble linking over here.

  3. fillyjonk »

    28 January 2010 · 1:14 pm

    I’ve been trying since last night to think of something to say in response to this that doesn’t involve me frothing at the mouth and making probably-unreasonable comparisons to “female circumcision” as it is practiced in some countries (the biggest unreasonability of the comparison being that this is, apparently, voluntary, and that is not). But I’m really coming up blank as to something to say that doesn’t involve wrath and spittle. Other than, maybe, that I think it’s disgusting that women are beginning to feel like they have to do this.

    I don’t really call myself a feminist but there are certain issues that could be called “feminist issues” that make me rather angry.

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