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I'd much rather have a chastity belt. [Jun. 4th, 2006|12:34 am]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU4S2BIqoHY&search=black%20books - :) It made me smile.


And this made me frown, and cry a little.

In Medieval China, and parts of Africa one method of forcing chastiity was to sew up a girls vaginal labia as soon as she reached puberty. The stitches were not cut until marriage; the husband then had the option of sewing them up again if he was called to war on a long journey.
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[User Picture]From: catdecember
2006-06-04 05:33 am (UTC)
i'll give up sex then. lol!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-04 05:34 am (UTC)
Agreed. Oww.
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From: m_buggie
2006-06-04 05:35 am (UTC)
Yet another reason why I am glad that I was not born a woman in old China. That, and the whole foot-binding thing. And the concubine deal sort of pisses me off, too. But I think I might have liked the clothes...although now that I think about it, those were probably a pain to wear, too.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-04 05:36 am (UTC)
They probably were, but the idea of being a concubine has always appealed to me. I'm not sure why.

But the idea of having my labia sewn shut, and my feet bound.. mm.

Less appealing.
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[User Picture]From: faerie_mistress
2006-06-04 05:54 am (UTC)
HA! Dylan Moran is freaking awesome :D

And yes, ow and eww.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-04 06:02 am (UTC)
Isn't he awesome? I like him. :)

Indeed. Poor things. :(
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[User Picture]From: seci
2006-06-04 06:09 am (UTC)
I thoroughly enjoyed that video - thanks for sharing :)

And yeah, the whole genital mutilation thing - cringe.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-04 06:11 am (UTC)
But of course! Glad you liked it. :)

And yeah. Not cool.
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[User Picture]From: saabisu
2006-06-04 06:16 am (UTC)

Gee

Thank goodness for these chasity belts. They're a little uncomfortable at first but I'm really getting used to it. Mine's titanium. No so easy for my small bladder, but great for exercise! Dad thinks I'm especially vulnerable to the evils of men's minds and actions.

To pick a battle: I think the sexual situation over in Asia and Africa is ridiculous! They should be dropping condoms and sexual responsibilty out of planes and Sally Struther's sucessors should be on TV crying about AIDs more than the lack of Jesus. No wait, they should be doing that HERE TOO!!!!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-04 07:03 am (UTC)

Re: Gee

i agree compleely. It's such a devasating situation ,, and all the money you send goes to administration! THAT makes me So angry@!
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From: skittish_derby
2006-06-04 07:10 am (UTC)
:pouts:

i don't like thinking about this... reminds me of sleeping beauty #3 by anne rice, or whatever she called the third or whatever she called herself.

<3
me
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-04 04:16 pm (UTC)
Sorry love. *hugs*

I never read that. Is it good?
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[User Picture]From: mydecember_lp
2006-06-04 01:17 pm (UTC)
That's awful. :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-04 04:18 pm (UTC)
It really is. I think it's important to tell people about it though.
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2006-06-04 02:07 pm (UTC)
Don't get me started on female genital mutilation - but also don't get me started on chastity belts. Bodice ripper material=cool! Hygenically=ew!

http://home.teleport.com/~gumball/belt01.jpg
"Oh, honey, you do NOT hold the key!"
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-04 04:20 pm (UTC)
Eee. Yeah, that would be a hygeine nightmare. WOW. Poor things. They'd have so many awful infections all the time!!
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From: zelack
2006-06-04 02:14 pm (UTC)
Sewing my WHAT THE FU

That kind of made me want to throw up, but then I ate another Kit-Kat and felt so much better.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-04 04:20 pm (UTC)
lol. I'm glad the kitkat helped.
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From: mc___mc
2006-06-04 03:52 pm (UTC)
haha that video was funny, thanks random!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-04 04:30 pm (UTC)
But of course! :)
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[User Picture]From: mike_cupcake
2006-06-04 04:11 pm (UTC)
\o/

yay

I'm a d00d.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-04 04:30 pm (UTC)
lol. Wow.
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[User Picture]From: hassium
2006-06-04 05:03 pm (UTC)
ow. That would hurt
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-04 05:25 pm (UTC)
Indeed. And imagine, it happening as a little girl?
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From: truelovechild
2006-06-04 06:51 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I bought the Vagina Monologues yesterday, actually, and genital mutilation is discussed in there.

A few comments
Female and male circumcision are two completely different things. Male circumcision is more hygenic, with a lower rate of STDs if I'm not mistaken, and doesn't truly affect a man's pleasure. Female circumcision has one single purpose--to remove any pleasure she might receive from sex.

Also, how does menstruation work if the labia are sewn shut? I'm not sure I really want to know, but...ugh. Men. Why do they want to do this to women? What's so scary about a woman having sex and enjoying it?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-04 08:30 pm (UTC)
I still haven't read that, but I love Eve Ensler's work. If you liked her writing, you should check out her play Necessary Targets. It's just heartwrenching.

And supposedly if a woman doesn't enjoy sexual intercourse, then she'll be less likely to cheat on her husband. *eyes roll* That's the reasoning behind it. Revolting, and cruel
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From: lostways
2006-06-04 07:01 pm (UTC)
*pewwww zap my medieval past then * >_> =========> *boomie on that sewing stuff* ouchie that sounds really stupid and silly on there part sounds like some people never hear of trust.
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[User Picture]From: taverens
2006-06-04 08:14 pm (UTC)
yikes... didn't know of that method prior.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-04 08:32 pm (UTC)
Pretty awful. :(
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