"I just flipped out on Facebook. Heres the story:
So a "friend" posted an Etsy page (People who hand make crafts and sell on Etsy) in which a woman made moulds of vulvas and turned them into pendants. Some of these vulva pendants were pictured, each looking different from the rest, of course. Anyway the friend had lots of comments underneath this picture. Here are a few choice comments, quoted directly:
"lmao. That's Rank!"
"Errr...whats with the "He/she" one" (One has a large clitoris)
"I thought that. No wonder people have surgery if they look like that lmao"
"That is sick. You would have to be sad to order one"
What the holy hell? Would it surprise you to know that every single one of these comments were made by WOMEN. (And more than half of them have daughters)
I normally stay out of this kind of stuff, but this person seems to do this a lot (Shaming women) and after reading those comments and getting angrier and angrier I jumped in and I posted this:
"While I wouldn't wear one of these. I totally get the point of them. Porno culture and the "perfect pussy" has caused a rise in women feeling ashamed of their vagina and taking drastic action, (Yup like surgery) to chop away at their bits. If they can't afford that, then they simply hide it, never showing partners or enjoying pleasure. Having sex with the lights off, even refusing to receive oral. I have even read of men slating their female partner for looking "wrong" down their because she has big lips. Yet another version of shaming women for not being perfect. I am sure everyone has heard derogatory terms used for lady bits, from "meat flaps" to "Badly wrapped kebabs" and hundreds more. This behaviour has sparked quite a few ladies who are disgusted by the amount of women ashamed of their bodies, to start such projects as the "Pussy pride project" and "Great wall of vagina" to show women that vaginas come in all shapes and sizes and that you should not feel ashamed of what you got. This Etsy project seems to be another form of celebrating that, and putting it out there that women do not have to conform to societies unrealistic beauty standards. I for one celebrate that, if it means more women (Including our daughters) stop chopping their bodies and denying themselves pleasure they rightly deserve. Go vagina necklaces!"
Absolutely sickened that women feel it is okay to shame and mock other women like this. I am not naive, I know it happens, but wow. How would these women feel if it was their daughters, or even their own vaginas being mocked and ridiculed. I may have lost a few "friends" on facebook, but as far as I am concerned those "friends" were worth losing. This is exactly the kind of shit that some poor woman will read and forever feel abnormal. Grrrrr!"
Got this off another site. I can't say it any better.
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