Sunday 1 January 2012

Happy New Year, Happy Bodies!

Hello all, and a very Happy 2012! Hope you enjoyed your Hogmanay as much as I did.

Some of you may have noticed that the troll Crevan Ferrigno has reappeared with some more nonsense about the undesirability of labia minora. This time the Arizonan labiaplasty surgeon,  who also goes by the name of  Dr Michael Goodman informs us that labia are a health risk...and suggests also that surgery would keep us 'fresh'. It's hard not to get angry with this prejudiced little man, but one of my new year's resolutions is to control my temper so I'm not going to tackle him (just yet).

Instead I want to start the new year on a positive note. So I'm sharing this gorgeous photo site which one of you has emailed me as a link. It made me smile, and I hope it will you too.

So the guys don't feel left out, here's a little something for you. It's a poem about the amazing human body by an African-American poet named Yusef Komunyakaa.

It's nice to remember as we turn the New Year, that while America has given us War on the Body, and the idea of genital skin as a weapon of mass destruction, it redeems itself in a million little acts of creativity like this.

On the subject of creativity, next time I'm going to take a look at the vulval knitters of Hoxton.

lots of love