Here's an Idea
I read in my Philadelphia Inquirer today that the FDA is lifting the ban on the use of silicone breast implants for breast reconstruction and augmentation surgery. Fourteen years after being pulled from the market amid fears of debilitating physical ailments caused by leakage from or rupture of the devices, the purported medical "watchdog" in the US has agreed to give women what they are supposedly "clamoring for."
Impants didn't make their first appearance until 1962; amazingly, a few, short years following Mattel's introduction of the Barbie doll. Hmmm. So, Barbie was given a totally unrealistic bustline and women learned to desire to emulate that. Ken, on the other hand, was endowed with nothing more than a pubic bone and that's okay. Well, Ken may be far more realistic after all.
Here's my thought...equality for all.
Let's give Ken what he "ought" to have. Then men will clamor for silicone penile implants the way women clamor for breast implants. What do you suppose is the size of the average dildo? Maybe 7 - 7 1/2 inches? And what, pray tell, is the penile size of the average American male? Maybe 5 1/2 inches? Let's give men the opportunity to implant silicone into their bodies for the purpose of making themselves more sexually attractive to women. Women will be happier and men will no longer need to feel self-conscious at urinals. And Ken can finally be sold "fully equipped."
Men will just have to get periodic MRI scans to detect leaks early. Men will have to deal with consequences such as immune system disorders, intense and painful permanent firmness due to slow, undetected leaks (hey...being firm for life...no downside I can see), having to have their weinies squeezed to pop the hard sacs of fibrous tissue that grow around the implant (or not. Again, the downside is?...)
When men are willing to have this shit shoved into their most precious body part to fill out their jeans better, I'll be willing to have my size A-plusses slit open to accomodate a couple of canteloupe halves to create a little cleavage. Until then, you can keep your dangerous implants and I'll keep my little handfuls.
tags: body image / breast augmentation / breast fetish / feminism / health / medicine / sexuality / silicone implants