Women’s bodies are constantly scrutinized with extreme specifity.
Not only does public opinion depreciatively determine what a female should look like—or not look like—but critics often vocalize how women should present themselves to the world. The question becomes how much skin is too much skin, and better yet, what is the solution?
Unfortunately, there is a wide spectrum of beliefs when it comes to the female form and its representation throughout society. From promoting conservative attire to believing women should freely prance around naked, the only thing certain is that women are far from united in their views.
However, many men and women are not shy when it comes to sharing their opinions—especially online. Monika Rostvold, is a prime example of controversy surrounding the public display of a woman’s body. As tribute to Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Rostvold sat on the Albert B. Alkek Library steps wearing nothing but a nude thong, pasties, headphones and a red blindfold. In light of these recent and often aggressive controversial arguments revolving the appropriateness of women’s public bodily displays, it is fitting to respond to this nationwide discussion with a proposal.
To combat harsh societal, sexual oppressions, it is imperative for women admirably join together to remove the controversial instruments unjustly limiting, and often separating, them: their sex parts. If women everywhere were permanently rid of the pesky, physical components that came so annoyingly with their sex organs, they would finally achieve a state of gender equality and, ultimately, respect.
omen could be free to strip themselves of the undesirable physical devices distastefully limiting them from achieving a true level of autonomy. Objectification would become a thing of the past—sexism but a memory. If the world is not currently respecting the female form, surely nothing will be lost by its disappearance.
The removal or physical hacking-off of female parts is clearly a superior choice for women as positive role-models for their children. Mothers will no longer have to hide in shame at the thought of an accidental nip slip or spend countless nights worrying what will become of their children’s future because of their dress code indiscretions. With this removal process, women will be able to embrace their non-female form. Women unfortunate enough to be troubled by excessive “junk in their trunk” are often left with limiting options in the modesty department. Women would no longer be burdened by the hassle of lugging around the extra boob or butt baggage.
The media would no longer objectify women, because there would be no physical components left to sexualize. I am sure all parties involved can agree such a removal solves female problems. Women will no longer spend hours arguing excessively, and often unproductively, over blogs and other mediums about dress codes and suitable representations of the female physique in the media.
Perhaps if the female body as we know it no longer existed, everyone would win. While women will not be able to have children the conventional way, it is time to realize genetically created children are the future. Men and women are inherently equal.
Women should no longer be subjugated by the restrictions of their bodies, unlike men. The birthing process is unreasonably oppressive, and it is time scientists free women of their unjust obligation to sacrifice their body for birth.
Women’s roles are changing in a nation where gender equality has taken center stage, and it is imperative the world acknowledge it.
-Haley Smutzer is an English senior