Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Of Horny Old Women and Artificial Hymens

Yeah, you read that right. This post is me being lazy and not wanting to do two separate posts.

First in the just plain fun department - let's hear if for horny old women! (I'm a proud card-carrying member):




And now for something completely different. Actually, in all seriousness, this is quite sad if you ask me. Last night my husband called me downstairs to listen to this story on NPR (you can read it and/or listen to it by clicking on that link) about an artificial virginity device that is causing quite a stir in Egypt (go read it just for the wonderful glass ceiling quote). But virginity is such a BIG FUCKIN DEAL to many many many people, not just in other cultures but even our own, that while this story is good in how it points out the hypocrisy involved (ye olde double standard), what it doesn't even touch on is the "girl/woman as possession" angle. This topic riles me on so many levels. So, rather than go into a rant that will just put me in a bad mood, I'm going to skip on over to a favorite reference book, and list some euphemisms for that overly fetishized piece of tissue.

Hymen - from the Greek Hymen, god of marriage, and hymen, wedding song (or cry).
bean
bud
button
cherry
flower
issue over tissue
maiden gear
maidenhead
ring
rose
toy
virgin head
virgin knot

6 comments:

T. Harrison said...

My word! That sailor...*faints*. Makes me wish I still lived in Va. Beach. Did you see that firm backside in those tight white pants. Jesus-tap-dancing-Christ!

neve black said...

Let's not forget clitoral mutilation STILL exists in certain parts of the world too - the hyprocrisy for me lies within the fact that we write about healthy women, with a strong, hunger for physical desire and yet, as writers of erotic literature, we're sometimes accused of degrading women. WTF?

This kind of information burns me so deeply Robin, I can hardly see straight.

Secretia said...

How old ? over 40? Watch out, don't let the cougars loose!

Secretia

Janine Ashbless said...

That Millionaire video was brilliant - I have moments like that so I so know how she feels! Hooray for horny middle-aged women like us! (She's not really old)

Emerald said...

I laughed out loud at the first video and quite enjoyed it. She reminded me of a way I have been known to act sometimes. ;) Delightful. Thanks!

Interesting juxtaposition of topics indeed. I didn't read the second article yet...I did sigh at the description of it. The double standards and hypocrisy indeed seem so disheartening.

Hugs.

Erobintica said...

Hmm, my comments aren't being emailed to me - must check that out - so I didn't think to look here.

T. - I don't care if it was scripted - it was great. Yeah.

Neve - I know I know. And it was weird - I had quite a time deciding which to put first. Maybe I should have done them as separate posts, but I would have still had the same problem - but I felt both were important - and somehow related - just not sure how. I'm sure this won't be the last you hear about this from me.

Secretia - try over 50. ;-)

Janine - yes, hooray for sure. And yeah, we're only as old as we feel. I don't feel very old these days.

Emerald - like I said above, I don't care if it was scripted - and yeah, I find that I can be that way at times too. And yeah. Juxtaposition. I actually may be doing that more often. Do read the article.