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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Violence Against Women-1 Billion and Rising


If this isn't VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN I dont know what the fuck is!

TRANSITION EQUALS MEDICAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!!! 

SUPPORT TRANSITION AND SUPPORT THE VIOLENCE AGAINST GIRLS AND WOMEN!

The choice is your.

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  1. Women without breast tissue are still women. It is biology, not psychology, that determines one's sex.

    -B.G.

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  2. Women without breast tissue are still women. It is biology, not psychology, that determines one's sex.

    This is true. However, the idea of elective mastectomies on healthy breasts with the surgical whittling down of areolas and nipples seems a bit drastic to me. A woman without labias or a clitoris is still female too. Therefore, there is nothing wrong with female genital mutilation. Women with deformed feet from the ancient practice of Chinese foot binding are still women. So, bring back Chinese foot binding. Of course, Victorian women who deformed their rib cages and constricted their internal organs with corsets were still female. Therefore, let's bring this misogynistic practice back too.

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  3. WHAT DOES "TOP SURGERY" ENTAIL?

    This is how biological trans females often go about obtaining the desired male chest, and if we closely watch the video nothing is Photoshopped because we see the actual flesh, nipples, areolas, and healthy female breasts being surgically removed.


    WARNING! Graphic video


    Dr. Daniel Medalie performs FtM top surgery (double incision mastectomy with nipple grafting)


    http://www.surgerytheater.com/video/6423/Dr.%20Daniel%20Medalie%20performs%20FtM%20top%20surgery%20(double%20incision%20mastectomy%20with%20nipple%20grafting)


    copy and past the url

    When I first watched this video in its entirety, my gut reaction was that I was viewing a form of violence being carried out on the female sex. It was something that haunted me. I couldn't seem to shake the feeling that something just didn't feel right to me. It's as if a million ancient female souls were whispering to me. The mutilation of female bodies is certainly nothing new. In one form or another, it spans thousands of years of history. Of course, each generation thinks that it is immune because it possesses some special virtue unlike its predecessors. More often than not, they are wrong. It's not uncommon for people to be so caught up in being politically correct that they ignore their instincts and gut reactions. I choose to listen to my inner female instincts.

    Because males usually have smaller areolas and nipples, the surgeon often cuts off the areolas and nipples to resize them. Then, after the mastectomy, the nipples and areolas are sewn back on. People need to be aware of the fact that every now and then the nipple graft doesn't take resulting in a loss of a nipple. Because the nipples are often resized, loss of sensation is a possibility.

    "I’m 21 and had top surgery 11.5 months ago. I’ve been on T 23.5 months. I had top surgery and hip liposuction privately with Dr Yelland and got referrals from Dr Curtis and James Caspian, although I started T on the standard NHS route. The surgery cost £5925 in total, if I recall correctly. I lost one and a half nipple grafts, but don’t know exactly why."

    "I lost all sensation in both nipples for the first 10 or so weeks of being post op. I am gradually getting sensation, but it is extreme sensation only. Its only when I apply serious pressure that I actually feel anything and the sensation I do get is pain. Its one of those things that you have to deal with when it comes to surgery."

    http://cnlester.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-top-surgery-answers/

    "Right, so you all know I lost a nipple, areola and all. It is called necrosis - there was a disruption in the blood supply to that tissue and literally died and “sloffed” off. Underneath is open tissue and blood vessels, and slowly but surely new skin (dark pink at first, but eventually lighter-colored, upper layers will form too) is growing in. Eventually I will have a circle of skin with a scar around it where the nipple would be."

    http://xxboy.tumblr.com/post/1094189003/options-for-nipple-reconstruction-after-nipple-loss

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  4. "Violence Against Women- 1 Billion and Rising"

    "that the girl who becomes irritable, disagreeable and hysterical may become charming, interesting and possessed of all feminine graces when her prepuce[clitoral hood] is forcibly peeled away from the glans of the clitoris, and we have made a distinct step forward in civilization..." [Is evolution trying to do away with the clitoris? Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Vol. 5, 1892, pp. 288-302]
    http://www.historyofcircumcision.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=50&Itemid=68

    **At least 163 million girls are missing primarily from India and China because of sex selective abortions (Hvistendahl)

    Legend has it that the origins of footbinding go back as far as the Shang dynasty (1700-1027 B.C.). The Shang Empress had a clubfoot, so she demanded that footbinding be made compulsory in the court.

    But historical records from the Song dynasty (960-1279 A.D.) date footbinding as beginning during the reign of Li Yu, who ruled over one region of China between 961-975

    But the practice wasn't outlawed until 1912, when the Qing dynasty had already been toppled by a revolution. Beginning in 1915, government inspectors could levy fines on those who continued to bind their feet. But despite these measures, footbinding still continued in various parts of the country.

    A year after the Communists came to power in 1949, they too issued their own ban on footbinding. According to the American author William Rossi, who wrote The Sex Life of the Foot and Shoe, 40 percent to 50 percent of Chinese women had bound feet in the 19th century. For the upper classes, the figure was almost 100 percent.

    **Some estimate that as many as 2 billion Chinese women broke and bound their feet to attain this agonizing ideal of physical perfection. Author Yang Yang says that women with tiny feet were a status symbol who would bring honor upon the entire clan by their appearance.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=8966942

    IF WE ADD ALL THIS UP, IT'S WAY OVER A BILLION.



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  5. Eeeew! That is BEYOND disgusting, and what they WON'T tell you is how much feeling they've probably lost (I wouldn't know, though). I like it when they accidentally show their pelvis, which will NEVER be as small and dense as that of a male no matter how long they stay on T.

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  6. "Violence Against Women-1 Billion and Rising"

    **Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons."

    The WHO estimates that 100–140 million women and girls around the world have experienced the procedure, including 92 million in Africa.

    World Health Organization, February 2010.

    How old is female genital mutilation? It has persisted for thousands of years.

    In case people think that female genital mutilation has only occurred in places like Africa, it's happened in western countries too. We just don't call it that, and prefer to use some medical terminology to hide the reality of what is happening to the female anatomy.

    "The high moral tone with which those in richer countries criticise female genital mutilation would be more credible if we in the rich North had not practised it and did not continue to practise it. We have conveniently forgotten that female “circumcision” was practised by the European and American medical professions in the 19th century as a cure for a wide variety of conditions including insomnia, sterility, unhappy marriage, and psychological disorders.6 It was advocated by no less a figure than the father of gynaecology, J Marion Sima.7 Jonathan Hutchinson, then president of the Royal College of Surgeons, enthusiastically advocated circumcision and “other measures more radical than circumcision” to prevent the adverse mental effects of masturbation as “a true kindness to many patients of both sexes.”8 The last known medical female circumcision in the richer world took place in Kentucky in 1953, on a girl aged 12. Our own sexually repressive use of female genital mutilation may be at the root of our misunderstanding of its role in other cultures."

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1502236/

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  7. I ran across a fascinating and thought provoking article entitled, "Female Genital Mutilation: Whose problem, Whose Solution?" that states that western countries shouldn't feel so self-righteous after all.

    Tackle “cosmetic” genital surgery in rich countries before criticising traditional practices elsewhere..

    "The practice of female genital mutilation is on the increase nowhere in the world except in our so called developed societies. “Designer laser vaginoplasty” and “laser vaginal rejuvenation” are growth areas in plastic surgery, representing the latest chapter in the surgical victimisation of women in our culture. The procedures offered include vaginal tightening and vulval remodelling to make the vulva appear more childlike. In the words of one of the many clinics offering these services on the internet: “Many people have asked us for an example of the aesthetically pleasing vulva. We went to our patients for the answer and they said the playmates of Playboy.”10 In other words, women are being mutilated to fit male masturbation fantasies, in what Faith Wilding calls “the full-scale consumer spectacle of the cyborg porn babe.”11 This burgeoning industry is able to operate without the slightest attention being paid to it by medical researchers. There is not a single reference to laser vaginoplasty on PubMed."

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1502236/

    Simply google "labiaplasty" or "female genital plastic surgery". There are no shortages of plastic surgeons. Below is an example.

    Female genital plastic surgery

    "Female genital plastic surgery is a general term used to encompass all of the cosmetic procedures of the vagina and vulvar structures. The specific terminologies that we trademarked are Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® and Designer Laser Vaginoplasty®. Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® is for the enhancement of sexual gratification (vaginal tightening) and Designer Laser Vaginoplasty® is for the aesthetic enhancement of the vulvar structures (Labioplasty / Labiaplasty are the most common requested DLV® procedures). We pioneered these procedures and we have trained over 250 surgeons in 43 countries. "

    http://www.drmatlock.com/

    If intelligent and educated individuals can see how misogyny and cultural pressures placed on women might influence a female's decision to undergo a labiaplasty, why can't reasonable people see that culture might also play a role in FTM "top surgery" and "bottom surgery". I argue that both labiaplasty, vaginal rejuvenation, etc. and FTM "top surgery" are just be the flip of the same coin in that both are fueled largely by internalized misogyny. As to FTM (female to male), there might be a few individuals who are truly "gender dysphoric", but I firmly believe that something else is at play. At any rate, there is never a shortage of willing plastic surgeons. It's interesting to note that both female genital plastic surgery and "chest masculanization" or "FTM top surgery" increased at the same time feminism was becoming passe.

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  8. I apologize for the typo. I should have typed:

    "I argue that both labiaplasty, vaginal rejuvenation, etc. and FTM "top surgery" are just the flip of the same coin in that both are fueled largely by internalized misogyny."

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  9. Dirt,

    Is it the case, then, that you reject the concept of gender dysphoria; that you don't believe a person can feel they are trapped in a body of the wrong gender? That seems an insensitive stance from a person who, in videos, comes across as extremely sensitive.

    I am myself a Butch Lesbian, and while I do not wish to transition, I would, if I had the money, undergo top surgery. I have huge breasts, and I hate them. They have never given me a moment's pleasure--the nipples have little to no sensation--but have given me countless moments of embarrassment/shame. I would not experience top surgery as violent, but as liberating.

    Have you room in your thought process for a Butch like me? I agree so much with a great deal of your ideas; would like to hear your thoughts on my situation.

    Peace,
    Fare

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  10. I am myself a Butch Lesbian, and while I do not wish to transition, I would, if I had the money, undergo top surgery. I have huge breasts, and I hate them.

    First of all, I don't know who this woman is nor the actual size of her breasts. However, I've brought this subject up several times. There IS a difference between actual breast reduction in which a woman might have huge breasts (40DD) for example that place stress on the shoulders and back. Or, one breast is greatly asymetric to another.

    Please watch the video above. THIS WOMAN HAS SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE BREASTS. WHY ON EARTH DOES SHE NEED TO HAVE THEM SURGICALLY REMOVED? DID THIS INDIVIDUAL WATCH THE MOVIE? DOES THIS FEMALE LOOK LIKE SHE NEEDS BREAST REDUCTION?

    http://www.southernplasticsurgery.com/blog/gallery/breast-reduction-with-lift

    If a woman has extremely large breasts like the ones in the link above and they cause her discomfort, breast reduction is an option.

    BREAST REDUCTION: (TRY CARRYING THESE AROUND ALL DAY)

    http://www.southernplasticsurgery.com/blog/gallery/breast-reduction-with-lift

    THIS IS NOT BREAST REDUCTION, IT ESSENTIALLY AMOUNTS TO ELECTIVE MASTECTOMIES ON PERFECTLY SIZED HEALTHY BREASTS. SEE THE DIFFERENCE!

    http://www.surgerytheater.com/video/6423/Dr.%20Daniel%20Medalie%20performs%20FtM%20top%20surgery%20(double%20incision%20mastectomy%20with%20nipple%20grafting)

    I imagine this individual is aware of breast reduction if she has really large breasts. So, why on earth would she want "top surgery" (double incision mastectomy) with nipple grafting? Since she has large breasts, she probably would get double incision mastectomy with the surgical re-sizing of nipples and areolas. There would be some scaring. It seems a tad strange to me. Ok! I can get my extremely large breasts reduced, but I would rather have them completely cut off. It doesn't make any sense to me. If very large breasts are causing back problems, sometimes insurance will pay for it.

    I'm sorry that this individual's breasts cause her such shame and embarrassment. Perhaps she should examine the reasons for the shame and embarrasment. I've know women with large breasts who love their bodies.

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  11. My breasts are more along the lines of 54EEE. I am very aware of the source of my shame and embarrassment, having been in therapy for many years. I do not want smaller breasts; I want a flat chest--don't care about having nipples--with nothing for males to look at or try to touch.

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  12. Dear Fare:

    My breasts are more along the lines of 54EEE. I am very aware of the source of my shame and embarrassment, having been in therapy for many years. I do not want smaller breasts; I want a flat chest--don't care about having nipples--with nothing for males to look at or try to touch.

    Fare, in all honesty, I don't know what to say to you. I noticed you mentioned being in therapy. I hope you continue to see your therapist. Also, large breasts are beautiful just the way they are. I don't care if they are tiny or 54EEE, in my opinion, there is nothing shameful about the female body. I really mean this with all sincerity.

    It's interesting that you said, "I want a flat chest--don't care about having nipples--with nothing for males to look at or try to touch." I'm not a therapist or anything, and all I can do is give my own personal experience. I've felt the shame and embarrassment over my breasts when I was younger. I imagine a lot of girls do. When I was starting puberty, I couldn't stand my breasts for the longest time. I was fondled by my grandfather when I was just in my teens. It only happened once, but it left me with a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I associated my developing breasts with the shame and sick feeling I got when my grandfather touched my breasts. It took years, but I eventually out grew the shame I had over my breasts, and finally learned to love my female body. It's so sad the way that society severely messes with the minds of women, teaching them that their female bodies are something to be gawked at or sexually objectified. I imagine the feelings are intense for a female with large breasts. Instead of feeling embarrassment and shame to the point of wanting to alter your female body in order to avoid being sexually objectified, gawked at, or fondled, why not struggle valiantly to change society. Don't change that beautiful female body because men gawk at your large breasts. Instead, figuratively, kick patriarchy where it counts. Female empowerment is the only therapy that was of any use for me. I stopped blaming myself.

    I wish you the best. Be brave, proud, and strong. You are female and you are part of nature and the earth itself. You have incredible hidden wisdom.

    I noticed your Buddhist symbol of the Wisdom Eyes.

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  13. Thank you for the kind thoughts. I am indeed Buddhist, and strive to follow the Way in order to be at peace.

    I am so sorry for your experience with your grandfather. I have had numerous similar experiences and even more instances of embarrassing comments being made about my breasts. I am now 57 years old, and still can only see them as ugly objects of shame. I am fortunate to have an excellent therapist, and even more fortunate to have my beloved partner of 18 years. They both love me in spite of my many flaws, which gives me more to be grateful for than many.

    I admire your self-acceptance and compassion. Thanks again for your kind words.

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