Made in China: Artificial Hymen
In several countries, Chinese-made, 'artificial' hymens, ready for use, are available free. In the Arab region, Syria is seen selling the "revolutionary" product on the black market. In Egypt, investors are seriously considering its introduction.
The principle is simple and can be "mounted" by the woman herself. Talk on some forums greatly appreciate. It includes fake blood to more fully sell the illusion.
"the greatest invention of all time, ohh the Chinese, the saviors of the honor of Muslim women."
Others question whether the Chinese will make after-market kits to detect 'real virginity'.
Seriously, folks - there are some completely fucked up conversations around sex, gender and body out there. Femicide, FGM, MGM, homophobia, transphobia, the 'virgin cure' to name only a few of the most blatant and violent.
What's the common thread? I wonder...hmmm. Oh, yeah - that's right Sexism and Patriarchy.
I tend to view brutality as exactly that - one or more persons brutalizing another or others. The system of teaching it, enforcing it and encouraging brutality is woven into every aspect of culture. Religion, law, commerce, family and even language itself all serve to perpetuate and encourage the brutalizing of women and people branded as women.
There are the overt, violent acts themselves - killing, hitting, scarring, rape, slavery, etc. Then, there are overt language based attacks - insulting, threatening, criminalizing through laws and my (least) favorite - preaching from the pulpit. (pricks!) On top of those levels, there is another covert level, hidden in the messages of image and language. We see this in marketing, sales, advertising, etc.
This artificial hymen touches all of these message mediums in an filthy, disgusting, demeaning, commercializing, putrid combination of overt objectification and deception.
And, so as not to go unnoticed, I'm willing to bet that since this shit is made in China - it is probably packed with some fucked up chemicals that will induce cancer in one out of every 3 women that use the goddamn things.
Nothing - I mean nothing is more widespread than this male desire for a virgin. That one single conversation is used to control women's bodies, their agency in their own lives, strip them of ownership of their own bodies and sexuality and reduce them to a piece of fucking cattle to be bought, sold, fucked and slaughtered.
It. Has. Got. To. Go.
God fucking dammit, I'm pissed!