Vagina Tatoos. Institutional Control Over Women’s Bodies?

August 11, 2010

Ms Magazine has really lost it. Not for reporting about women tatooing their vaginas. But suggesting that it might be another case of women being controlled by the Man. How they drew this conclusion… your guess is as good as mine. Earlier in the month, they had made claims that Forever 21 was normalizing teen pregnancy by offering a maternity line for young women. Sounds like somebody is a little paranoid. One female commenter said it best:

Not everything to do with the female body is part of some vast male conspiracy to make us all into sexbots.

This is the sort of thing that gives people the idea that feminists are just a bunch of angry man-haters re-enacting their roles as victims over and over again. This is not helping the cause of female empowerment. The world is not out to get you.

I’m all for pointing out oppression and inequality as a means to correct it. But you get to a certain point, where it seems like a person’s rage and personal vendettas are clouding reality. Self-victimization does not equal empowerment. False accusations are a crime.

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