So now my vagina is illegal

I’m going to tell you personal shit here, whether you like it or not. Are you ready? I have two labial piercings. So now we are Friends because you know things about my pant region. Suck it up, motherfuckers. Both were carried out under the correct hygienic conditions and for the simple reason that I wanted them done. My fouf, my choice (that should totally be on a tshirt). But my fanjita is now potentially illegal. I MIGHT HAVE AN ILLICIT FOUF, PEOPLE! LET US GATHER TOGETHER THE ILLEGAL GENITALS AND STAND PROUD! This confusion has been caused by the Department of Health’s recent decision to regard intimate piercings as a form of female genital mutilation (FGM). From the Telegraph: …now any woman whose clitoris or labia has been pierced – even if it was entirely her own decision – will be seen as an act of FGM. In return, the DoH had this to say: While there are challenges in this area and adult women may have genital piercings, in some communities girls are forced to have them. The World Health Organisation has quite rightly defined this as a form of FGM. “We are taking every precaution to record genital piercings that have been done within an abusive context. “The new data collection will help build a picture of the scale and the nature of the problem we are...

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