Another thing that bothers me about mainstream feminism is its wholesale condemnation of plastic surgery. In case anybody is wondering, I never had any and it is extremely unlikely that I ever will. The idea of letting anybody approach my face or my body with a scalpel or a syringe without a dire medical necessity is enough to give me nightmares.
However, as a feminist I do support people's right to do whatever they please with their bodies. I don't understand how anybody can simultaneously support a woman's right to abort an unwanted part of her body and condemn her for reshaping another part of her body that she doesn't enjoy having. Whenever you start pontificating that people should like and accept the bodies that nature gave them, you have to uphold the view that those same people should be happy with as many pregnancies as nature chooses to give them. Anything else is simply illogical and inconsistent.
Mainstream feminism often condemns plastic surgery because it is seen as an attempt to make oneself attractive. In a completely unreasonable way, plastic surgery gets associated with women who want to attract men as if gay people and straight men didn't use it. This dislike of the idea that people might make efforts to be physically attractive to others isn't feminist. It comes from a deeply Puritanical hatred of anything even remotely sexual.
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