Saturday, February 20, 2010

limbs anyone?

So I'm sitting here sorta-listening to a lecture on, I quote, "communication as a tool in the fight against female genital mutilation". And I'm giggling. At the realization that the ones who tell people from other cultures that their ideals are fucked and sick and dangerous, are themselves from a culture of people who inject nerve poison into their faces to avoid wrinkles. Who spend approximately 20 times what your average Tanzanian makes in a year, on whitening their teeth. Who inject silicone into their chests and asses. Who fuck strangers on TV for fame and money. Who have anorexia and bulimia and plastic surgery and people who cut themselves because they're not perfect enough.

Genital mutilation is not a problem to most people who practice it. Some women interviewed are actually disgusted to hear that we don't practice it in our parts of the world. Obviously it shouldn't be forced on anyone, that I agree is a problem that should be dealt with, but for those who do want to go through these rituals, why the fuck shouldn't they? It's hardly any stranger than any of the things we take for granted over here. I'm so sick of the blindness and self-righteousness and general inability to not fucking judge people.

2 comments:

Curse said...

Precis. Egentligen har ganska lite förändrats de senaste hundra åren. Eller snarast har det blivit värre.

Du är bra.

StigmataHandjob said...

Det har blivit värre, ja. Folk var lika skenheliga för hundra år sen, men nu finns informationen som säger att vi har fel och vi vägrar ta den till oss. Plus att klyftorna fortsätter öka trots all "hjälp" folk får.

Thangjoo. Du är inte så jävla dum du heller.