BBC - An Indian company has launched what it claims is the country’s first vagina tightening cream, saying it will make women feel “like a virgin” again. The company says it is about empowering women, but critics say it is doing the opposite. The BBC’s Rajini Vaidyanathan in Mumbai reports. Ancient India has always been celebrated for its openness and lack of hypocrisy, for its modernity and inclusive attitude; but in one aspect, it has remained rigid: the need for women to be virgins.
“This kind of cream is utter nonsense, and could give some women an inferiority complex,” argues Annie Raja from the National Federation of Indian Women, which fights for women’s rights in the country. Ms Raja says that rather than empower women, the cream will do the opposite, by reaffirming a patriarchal view that is held by many here – the notion that men want all women to be virgins until their wedding night. ”Why should women remain a virgin until marriage? It is a woman’s right to have sexual relations with a man, but society here still says they should not until they are brides.”
I’m so confused right now. The reason Indian feminists are saying this vag cream gives women an inferiority complex is because it reinforces the stereotype that women need to be virgins and that premarital sex is bad? I thought this ad was sending the exact opposite message. I thought it was telling chicks they didn’t have to worry about getting their pussy demolished anymore because they can just tighten it back up afterwards. That having a loose vag would make guys not want to fuck you. Not that you should remain a virgin? Up is down and down is up.
Whatever I’m not even going to get into all that caste system mumbo jumbo because it gives me a headache. More importantly I just want to say that there is no chance this shit works. Like do me a favor India. Figure out how to have working toilets before you invent a magical vagina tightening cream. You don’t just step up and hit a 500 ft HR the first time you pick up a bat. One step at a time okay….Working toilets. Electricity. Clean water, vagina tightening cream in that order.