The above link is a link to the Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Blog, and specifically to their Blog about “Vajazzling” a new trend where women wax their cha chas and cover them with rhinestones. Women on the blog have various reactions to this idea, but most surprising to me was their concern over what men would think of this new trend. Many of the bloggers wonder if men will appreciate the new…landscape…or if the idea will freak them out. The question I am left with, however, is does this freak YOU out?
If you want my opinion, and since you’re reading my blog I’m assuming you do, I think its creepy and more importantly I think it is sending a and fearful message to young women. The media has taken over women’s lives, telling them how to dress, how to eat, what to eat, how much to weigh, what make up to use, what undergarments to wear, how to act in order to be most appealing to men and to society as a whole, and now they are also telling us how to spice up our girly parts.
I think the underlying message here is, “your junk is ugly so you need to cover it in glitter to make it more appealing”. I think this is a totally ludicrous message. For years women have been undergoing PAINFUL waxing regiments to keep their wee wees looking pristine, because a girl that does not know how to shave pubic hair is obviously unruly and dirty (hopefully you’ve all caught the sarcasm…), but now the media is telling us “WOMEN waxing is no longer enough to hide the monstrosity that is your vagina, so please cover it in sparkles to make it more appealing”.
If you want to talk about objectifying women, here is a perfect example people. The last thing I saw “bejazzled” was Paris Hilton’s cell phone. Rhinestones are meant for clothing and other objects, not your vagina. Not only would I assume that there HAS to be some kind of health issue involved with this new vajazzling craze, but more importantly, why are women paying money to jazz up their juniors when no one except your partner (who probably couldn’t care less if your vag looks like a disco ball or a jungle when your pants are off) will ever see it? This whole sensation seems totally absurd and outside of my realm of comprehension. Please someone, explain to me why you need reflectors on your kaslapas (thanks Chelsea)…unless of course your streaking the quad…in which case why not just jam a flashlight up your ass…either will make you an easier target for the police to catch for public nudity and indecent exposure (and yes they can put you on the sex offender registry for that)- unless of course they’re so dumbfounded by your sparkling hoo ha that they don’t have the wherewithal to arrest you…but don’t count on that.
In case anyone is wondering, I will not be going to my local salon to get vajazzled. I think that everyone needs to reexamine this trend and think about what the trend is really telling women about how to feel about themselves. And please – leave the rhinestones on teen queen’s cell phones where they belong.