If you have me on Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen my rant about an incident on Celebrity Big Brother in which a female housemate was very publicly humiliated for having discharge stains in her underwear. This got me soooo irritated, as they made out this person to be digesting, as though she was abnormal and unclean. Every person on this earth who has a vagina has more than likely experienced discharge in their life. It’s a healthy vaginal function that happens because our vaginas clean theirselves (amazing, right?!) and I am shocked and quite frankly, disgusted, that this person was getting humiliated by adults (male and female) who should know better! Vaginas are so bloody normal, why is there all this taboo about them? Why is it so ‘disgusting’ for a woman to experience a normal bodily function? I ranted a few days ago about periods, and how we shouldn’t be ashamed about them….the same goes for discharge. Think what it’s doing to young girls and boys. They are growing up being made to feel disgusted by something that is normal!!! It has such a detrimental effect on them. It’s going to make them too ashamed to discuss things about their body, even to doctors. Imagine a young girl experiencing some abnormal discharge (which does happen) and being too disgusted at herself to seek help. That is awful. Society is doing this to people. Boys are growing up being taught to be grossed out by periods, discharge and vaginas in general….the amount of comments I’ve heard from boys and men about vaginas being ‘ugly’ or them being grosses out by periods is quite worrying, considering we all came from one. Why can’t we normalise vaginas? Sure people are bound to be slightly uncomfortable talking about something so personal, and I’m not saying we should share every single detail…however, we also shouldn’t see vaginas as a taboo subject. We shouldn’t be made to feel ashamed by our vaginas and its functions. I personally think that it is an amazing thing. We bleed from it each month, we can push a baby out of it and have it go back to its usual size, we can dress it with whatever gorgeous underwear we so desire….it’s a piece of art. So please, don’t be ashamed of you vagina, foof, lady garden….whatever the hell you call it, embrace it and all its functions.
*photo credit to Pinterest*
Thank you for reading this very ranty post, but I hope you can see my point and have taken it in a positive way. Xoxo