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(AsiaOne)   Today's Fark-ready headline: "UFO cult backs Africa's first clitoris restoration hospital"   (yourhealth.asiaone.com) divider line 35
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2014-02-11 08:31:58 AM
Quick, call XCOM!

... actually, looks like they're doing a good thing.
 
2014-02-11 08:35:19 AM
I like what you're doing.
I can't support why you're doing it...


So, thanks?
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-02-11 08:37:46 AM
Um, they all do realize that....nerve endings don't work that way?
 
2014-02-11 08:39:56 AM
Huh. Anybody know if the Raelians are as bad as Scientologists in the controlling / moneygrubbing way, or are they just space hippies who like nudity*? In any case this is already more that they've done for human society than Scientology has ever done.

*I realize that second part may be redundant
 
2014-02-11 08:42:39 AM
It has been built by Clitoraid...

I don't normally like sports drinks, but I might have to try that one
 
2014-02-11 08:44:36 AM
About goddamn time. It's shameful it's taken this long for this kind of restoration to become big time. Female circumcision isn't like male circumcision. Female circumcision is a seriously crippling operation usually done with no sterile instrumentation or care. It's literally removing most of a sex organ to remove pleasure to try to control women.


/If male circumcision removed the entire penis except one inch, restoration surgery clinics would be on every corner and cost ten dollars
 
2014-02-11 08:45:52 AM
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
 
2014-02-11 08:55:25 AM
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gja [TotalFark]
2014-02-11 08:55:45 AM

Ringshadow: remove pleasure to try to control women.


So, in some ways it's like dating Bobby Brown?
 
2014-02-11 08:56:54 AM
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2014-02-11 09:00:59 AM

Arkanaut: Anybody know if the Raelians are as bad as Scientologists in the controlling / moneygrubbing way, or are they just space hippies who like nudity*? In any case this is already more that they've done for human society than Scientology has ever done.


At least 1 Raelian has done a nude layout for a magazine. I can't think of any active Scientologists that have.
 
2014-02-11 09:03:13 AM
The world isn't getting weirder, you are just becoming aware of how weird the world truly is...
 
2014-02-11 09:03:46 AM
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Approved!
 
2014-02-11 09:05:49 AM

Ringshadow: /If male circumcision removed the entire penis except one inch, restoration surgery clinics would be on every corner and cost ten dollars


Yup...regeneration of amputated body parts is a quick and simple procedure, we just choose not to extend the option to women cuz PRIVILEGE!!1!
 
2014-02-11 09:23:30 AM

gja: Um, they all do realize that....nerve endings don't work that way?


As I understand the surgery is to help cover up the nerve endings:

http://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/january-2013/reconstructive -s urgery-brings-hope-survivors-genital-cutting

"...the technique of clitoral repair surgery was only developed in 2004 by a French urologist, Dr. Pierre Foldès. It entails opening the scar tissue, exposing the nerves buried underneath and grafting on fresh tissue. The procedure reduces the chronic pain associated with FGM/C, allows women to regain clitoral sensitivity and even permits some to attain orgasm."


Loaf's Tray: Ringshadow: /If male circumcision removed the entire penis except one inch, restoration surgery clinics would be on every corner and cost ten dollars

Yup...regeneration of amputated body parts is a quick and simple procedure, we just choose not to extend the option to women cuz PRIVILEGE!!1!


The argument is a bit facile but in general if there's more demand for an issue to be resolved, there would be more research into it and funding for technology that addresses it.
 
2014-02-11 09:50:02 AM
Stay classy Muslims; don't let those UFO cultists drag you into the twentieth century.
 
2014-02-11 09:53:56 AM
You don't have to pay either, they just take tips.

/oy
 
2014-02-11 09:54:28 AM

Arkanaut: The argument is a bit facile but in general if there's more demand for an issue to be resolved, there would be more research into it and funding for technology that addresses it.


I understood the argument, and it's beyond "facile", it's a childishly simplistic reduction to cause and effect that shifts blame from the individuals and cultures committing these atrocities to all men in general as tacit co-conspiring members of The Unified Patriarchal Society for the Continued Oppression of Womenfolk™.  I mean hey, if men ever got cancer like women do, we'd have pulled a cure out of thin air long ago that you'd be able to pick up at Walmart for $10, right?
 
2014-02-11 10:16:47 AM

Loaf's Tray: Arkanaut: The argument is a bit facile but in general if there's more demand for an issue to be resolved, there would be more research into it and funding for technology that addresses it.

I understood the argument, and it's beyond "facile", it's a childishly simplistic reduction to cause and effect that shifts blame from the individuals and cultures committing these atrocities to all men in general as tacit co-conspiring members of The Unified Patriarchal Society for the Continued Oppression of Womenfolk™.  I mean hey, if men ever got cancer like women do, we'd have pulled a cure out of thin air long ago that you'd be able to pick up at Walmart for $10, right?


Are you really trying to say that plastic surgery is as difficult as curing cancer? I'm not sure countering one silly argument with another helps you.
 
2014-02-11 10:28:10 AM

Arkanaut: Loaf's Tray: Arkanaut: The argument is a bit facile but in general if there's more demand for an issue to be resolved, there would be more research into it and funding for technology that addresses it.

I understood the argument, and it's beyond "facile", it's a childishly simplistic reduction to cause and effect that shifts blame from the individuals and cultures committing these atrocities to all men in general as tacit co-conspiring members of The Unified Patriarchal Society for the Continued Oppression of Womenfolk™.  I mean hey, if men ever got cancer like women do, we'd have pulled a cure out of thin air long ago that you'd be able to pick up at Walmart for $10, right?

Are you really trying to say that plastic surgery is as difficult as curing cancer? I'm not sure countering one silly argument with another helps you.


I don't think that's what he was saying at all. Cancer was just an example of something that can't be cured instantly because men would benefit.
 
2014-02-11 10:36:55 AM
So are the Raelians a testicles-free or uncut UFO cult?  People want to know!

Looking at their leader, when the next comet that shows up, this bunch is toast.
 
2014-02-11 10:41:32 AM
Problem is, the male doctors can't find the clitoris on the donor cadavers.

Amirite, gals?!
 
2014-02-11 10:43:16 AM
FTA:  The centre is called the Kamkazo, or "the house for women", but is nicknamed "the Pleasure Hospital".

The cynic in me says that the "doctors" involved with this will personaly conduct pre and post-surgery examinations on their patients to determine the effectiveness of the operation.  And you know what tool they will use.
 
2014-02-11 10:53:48 AM

PunGent: Stay classy Muslims; don't let those UFO cultists drag you into the twentieth century.


Just saying, you have to have a pretty farked up society, when the Raelians provide the voice of sanity.
 
2014-02-11 10:56:17 AM

Arkanaut: Huh. Anybody know if the Raelians are as bad as Scientologists in the controlling / moneygrubbing way, or are they just space hippies who like nudity*? In any case this is already more that they've done for human society than Scientology has ever done.

*I realize that second part may be redundant


Everything I've heard about them is that they are good people with some wacky beliefs, so I'd say they are about on par with the hippie Christian churches.
 
2014-02-11 11:15:22 AM
Remember Africans, Joseph Smith taught the warlord Brigham Young that the clitoris is holy.
If you try to cut off a woman's clitoris, God will turn your nose into a clit.

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2014-02-11 11:53:51 AM

Ringshadow: About goddamn time. It's shameful it's taken this long for this kind of restoration to become big time. Female circumcision isn't like male circumcision. Female circumcision is a seriously crippling operation usually done with no sterile instrumentation or care. It's literally removing most of a sex organ to remove pleasure to try to control women.


/If male circumcision removed the entire penis except one inch, restoration surgery clinics would be on every corner and cost ten dollars


I agree with your premise of it being a terrible practice. I do however think you're severely overestimating the ability for this process to restore sensation though. It's more likely only going to result in a cosmetic repair.
 
2014-02-11 12:26:18 PM
htomc:

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That was my original thought. Then I read TFA and left disappointed.

/Praise "BOB"
 
2014-02-11 12:58:43 PM
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Unacceptable.

i.imgur.com

Acceptable.

Funny how life works.
 
2014-02-11 01:06:25 PM
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2014-02-11 02:26:11 PM

Arkanaut: Huh. Anybody know if the Raelians are as bad as Scientologists in the controlling / moneygrubbing way, or are they just space hippies who like nudity*? In any case this is already more that they've done for human society than Scientology has ever done.

*I realize that second part may be redundant


I've been hearing / reading about these folks for a long while. I instantly knew who the headline referred to.

Anyway, my understanding is that they're nothing like the Scientologists beyond being a cult. They definitely have beliefs that are off the beaten path but, while weird, never come across as malevolent. Pro sex-equality, pro LGBT, pro peace, pro science (though there is some overlap between the two cults in an alien/volocano theme as a central part of their "revealed" history of the earth).

They're big into cloning, though I haven't heard of them doing anything along those lines in a while. They claimed to have cloned some woman in Africa IIRC but that was some time ago and was a pretty sketchy claim. You'd figure if it had been legit, there would have been more stuff along those lines since then.

They also believe that you can capture a person's essence (their "soul" if you're of that persuasion) in a computer.

So no shortage of goofiness in terms of what they believe, and they have the "once you're in it's hard to leave" attribute of any cult, but I personally don't slot them into the Scientology level of nastiness.
 
2014-02-11 02:43:25 PM

PunGent: Stay classy Muslims; don't let those UFO cultists drag you into the twentieth century.


Larry Flint used to crusade against this until he got shot by a right-winger and (sort of understandably) became obsessed with fighting conservatives and Christians.  Too bad.  I still remember the Hustler issue with the sewn up poontang on the cover.
 
2014-02-11 02:51:57 PM

Big_Fat_Liar: PunGent: Stay classy Muslims; don't let those UFO cultists drag you into the twentieth century.

Larry Flint used to crusade against this until he got shot by a right-winger and (sort of understandably) became obsessed with fighting conservatives and Christians.  Too bad.  I still remember the Hustler issue with the sewn up poontang on the cover.


Huh; I did not know that.
 
2014-02-11 03:18:27 PM
I read that as UFO cuts back Africa's first clitoris restoration hospital
 
2014-02-11 03:50:36 PM

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Came for that. Leaving satisfied.
 
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