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The Muff March against ‘designer vagina’ surgery

Article intéressant du Guardian sur les dérives de la chirurgie esthétique inspirée de la culture porno – il est grand temps de réagir ou du moins – pour la France – d’en prendre conscience (ce sera déjà ça, côté Français) ! =

« Keep your mitts off our muffs! » « I love my vagina! » « You’ve put my chuff in a huff! » These are some of the slogans of the Muff March taking place along London’s Harley Street Saturday morning. Its aim? To raise awareness of the increase in gynaecological cosmetic surgery – both on the NHS and in private clinics. The march, which has more than 300 supporters on Facebook, is organised by campaigning group UK Feminista and performance artists The Muffia, who dress up in nude bodysuits decorated with lavish pubic hair.

At its most modest, the Muff March is against the pornography-influenced obsession with removing pubic hair. But it’s also about protesting against the sort of surgery that makes you cross your legs. Typical procedures on offer include labiaplasty (trimming or removing the labia) and vaginal rejuvenation (tightening – usually referred to by « designer vagina »).

In the US this industry is worth $6.8m (£4.4m). In the UK the latest figures come from a 2009 report in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. It revealed that in 2008 the number of operations increased by 70% compared with the previous year: 1,118 labiaplasty operations on the NHS. (There were 669 in 2007 and 404 in 2006.) And that’s just the NHS. The Harley Medical Group reported over 5,000 inquiries about cosmetic gynaecology last year, 65% for labial reduction.

Professor Linda Cardozo of King’s College London recently warned of the risks of labiaplasty: permanent scarring, infections, bleeding and irritation. « The private sector is not recorded, audited or regulated. At least if you have it on the NHS you have to go through your GP and that’s a gatekeeper. » (Although one anonymous blogger writes on the NHS website: « I have flaps of skin everywhere and the whole thing is a total mess. I will never be able to be intimate again. »)

I recently heard of a woman GP very concerned by the number of girls in their mid-teens coming to her worried about what their genitals looked like: she thought it was becoming an issue largely because of the fashion for shaving off pubic hair, which made them more self-conscious. Of course, there are rare cases where there is an underlying medical reason for this surgery, but they are just that, extremely rare. A doctor who has treated women seeking labiaplasty told me: « When you examine them, they are completely normal. »

Some experts suggest this is a new form of body dysmorphic disorder. Others see it as a depressing but logical extension of the pornification of our culture. As it becomes more acceptable for young people to watch porn (where a « standardised » genital appearance is encouraged and many of the women have no pubic hair), so young women having their first sexual experiences are being measuring – and measuring themselves – against this weird porn « norm ». As one woman who has sought surgery says: « I browsed through one of my brother’s Playboys to see what the girls looked like. Some seemed to have very small or almost no labia. » In a world where not even your labia can ever be pretty enough, it’s time to fight back. Forward march, muffs!


« Je veux le derrière de Pippa »

Elle a le même derrière que Pippa mais… a dû mal à s’asseoir dessus…

Se moquer des autres femmes

Cheryl Cole (ex WAG la plus célèbre du R.U)  veut « dénoncer » (?) l’obsession californienne pour la chirurgie plastique…

« Cheryl Cole played the joker by donning a pair of massive fake lips to mock the LA obsession with plastic surgery. She posted the pic along with the comment: « I think we’ve been in LA too long.. LMHO » (Laughing my head off) Rest assured, Cheryl is avoiding surgery. She said recently: « I’m not judging, but unless something is really getting you down, it’s best not to mess with nature. »

Comme certains commentaires l’ont pertinemment souligné :

« Coming from someone who has had a nose job, her teeth completely reworked, & who wears hair extensions on a permanent basis (and no doubt a multitude of other appearance-enhancing procedures) this is rich! »

« Oh cheryl sooner or later you will find a reason to mess about with nature when the money stops roplling in and age aint your side again, all of a sudden you will see that your lips need to be fixed just a bit to begin with, Then the tits, Then the bum, right now I see your only mocking your future self. »

Plus facile de se moquer au lieu  de remettre en question une société obsédée par le jeunisme et la culture porno. Mais peut être la vraie raison de cette photo :

« yet another photo oppotunity how sad!!!!! » – « Cheryl is not happy unless the media are talking about her, how sad! »