It finally happened. Someone got my dander up enough to make me scream! Allow me to explain. A friend sent me an email with a link to a website: www.labiasurgeons.com. I went to the site and discovered a group of gynecologists that are performing surgery to alter the size, shape and appearance of normal female labia! Is nothing sacred! Are women not already bombarded with messages that tell us we aren’t thin enough, tall enough, young enough, beautiful enough? We need bigger boobs, butts, and lips, smaller feet, fewer wrinkles, brighter smiles, and now, smaller labia! Who decided that women should have labia that look the way they did the day they were born?
I have examined thousands of women, and believe me, no 2 vulvas look exactly the same. The labia come in different sizes, shapes, hues, and textures. And all are beautiful. Instead of teaching women to celebrate their bodies, some physicians are feeding on the insecurities of women that is so pervasive today, and convincing them that they are abnormal and need surgical alteration. Wake up people! The procedure is expensive, is not covered by insurance, is not recommended by the
Can you imagine telling men that their testicles and scrotums are defective? Imagine telling a man that his scrotum and testicles are abnormal: not the right size, are wrinkled, have hair on them and one hangs lower than the other. Now tell him that he needs to have a little “nip-tuck” and a good waxing to make them beautiful like they were the day he was born. How many men do you think would sign up, even if it were offered for free?
If I sound angry, it is because I am. Enough already!