An impolitic thought

The Home Office and the Department of Health have vowed to tackle the “harmful practice” of “virginity repair” surgery and the “deeply regressive” attitudes that drive women to have it done.

It’s now government and societal policy that crafting a new cock for a woman is a ‘uman right. Crafting a new hymen is not.

Hmm.

38 thoughts on “An impolitic thought”

  1. It sounds a lot less dangerous than a sex change operation, so I’d have to agree. If this turns them on (or off?), good luck to them.

  2. But those “deeply regressive” attitudes are actually part of some people’s cultural heritage. And we wouldn’t want to mess with that, surely? That’s be too Western and colonialist…

  3. Well, that’s the difference between progressive practices, such as chopping a bloke’s cock and balls off, so he can parade around as a hideous parody of an actual female, and regressive practices, such as sewing up a torn hymen.

    In a brighter and better world, we wouldn’t need either, but allowing one to continue while banning the other is just fucking stupid.

  4. When I was a lad there was a report in the paper of a survey of teenagers. In response to “Are you a virgin?” quite a few girls replied “not yet”.

  5. and the “deeply regressive” attitudes that drive women to have it done

    Will they fuck. If they don’t immediately forget about it, they’ll do a Prevent 2.0 – pretend it’s wypipo called “Sharon” doing this at the behest of a nebulous-but-definitely-not-brown Patriarchy, and shit their yoga mats if anyone mentions the M-word.

    The Torygraph is reporting that, in addition to banning cars and the millions of jobs and services that depend on them*, Boris and co. are now seriously considering hammering pensions and introducing a mansion tax.

    This is shaping up to be the biggest nosedive since Stukas were saying hello to the people of Holland and France. Never before in British history has a new government squandered so much goodwill in such a short period of time.

    *One thing nobody seems to have mentioned is that the car ban will put thousands of local petrol stations out of business.

    Because unlike the big motorway service stations, which might – might, mind you – figure out a way to provide enough chargers to keep punters hanging around and spending, your local forecourt just doesn’t have the square footage.

    Small change in the grand scheme of the economic destruction carmageddon will wreak, but that’s thousands of small businesses out of a future, and a significant loss of local amenities. Thanks, Boris!

  6. The clue is in the word ‘tackle’. That word is reserved, in government speak, for problems which are imaginary and can be made to run and run. Not for things which are to be fixed.

  7. It’s now government and societal policy that crafting a new cock for a woman is a ‘uman right. Crafting a new hymen is not.

    In an appropriately perverse way this is right and proper. Virginity loss reversals are a bizarre product of foreign, incoming culture; whereas strapadicktomes are bat shit stuff we’ve developed domestically.

    Good to know the government is putting the nation first for a change.

  8. Steve,

    I don’t think it’s even that “regressive” an attitude. It’s quite rational for a man to want to know that he won’t be raising another man’s children. We still do it to some extent. The girls known for bukkake parties tend not to easily find husbands. We could do the sensible thing and have mandatory paternity testing by default, which would really solve the problem.

    Regarding electric cars, there’s a really huge problem this shows. Because of the limited range, you can’t fill the car up and drive to grandmas at Xmas without a stop, filling up the day before, or if you need a fill-up, taking 5 minutes to do so. These cars take a sod of a lot of time to fill up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1uFudf37JU

  9. Bloke in North Dorset

    Guy marries girl because she claims to be a virgin and has the hymen to prove it – isn’t this fraud or some form of obtaining goods by deception?

  10. BoM4 – Dunno. All of my wives were virgins, but medically unnecessary weirdness is hard to sympathise with. (I feel the same way about facelifts)

    I don’t think Boris will have many friends electric by the time he leaves office (which will be sooner than he hopes on present trajectory). We’ll probably lose our car manufacturers by 2035 and be forced to import petrol and diesel vehicles from the US or China when a future government cancels the ban.

  11. I think the announcements on electric cars and hymenoplasty are mood music to attract younger and female voters as elderly Conservative voters die off. Hymenoplasty is provided on the NHS in enriched and vibrant parts of the country, and it’s hardly a good use of public money at £1000+ a time.

  12. ”These cars take a sod of a lot of time to fill up.”

    You ain’t kidding. I was checking a Kia Soul* all-electric the other day and plugged it into a standard 3-pin socket. It was already 56% charged but the display said it would be another 8 hours before it was fully charged.

    *Is there a less appropriate name for this piece of junk?

  13. The key difference between the two procedures is one (hymen repair) is ostensibly for the benefit of men, therefore is haram. If ever confused by feminist double-think just remember: if something is or is perceived by women to somehow, in any way, benefit men then feminist are against it.

  14. Theo – mood music to attract younger and female voters as elderly Conservative voters die off

    Eh, mibbe. More likely it’s just more Metropolitan wankery from Carrie Antoinette. You are what you eat, they say, so it seems Boris has been devouring pussy.

    The thing about codgers is that there’s more of them every day, and they don’t take kindly to people stealing their pensions, taxing their homes, and nicking their cars.

    And unlike the hypothetical young green trendy Brighton-based pansexual hipster Conservatives, they vote.

  15. How is Hymenoplasty a “harmful practice”; it’s basically a few cuts & stitches? As long as not on NHS; their body, their choice

    “Conservative” Gov’t grovelling to Leftie SJWs again

    …There are at least 22 private clinics across the UK offering hymen-repair surgery. They charge up to £3,000 for the surgery, which takes about an hour.

    Women’s rights campaigners say that such clinics are profiting from this…
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51189319 – 27 Jan 2020

    I’d bet if sacred NHS offered it for free, these campaigners would vanish

    (@Theo

    NHS Hymenoplasty is mostly after being raped or sexually abused

  16. @Steve

    I’ve been commenting on Javid’s ‘hammer the rich’ since it appeared in FT on Saturday.

    Timmy & rest of you have ignored

    This is shaping up to be the biggest nosedive since Stukas were saying hello to the people of Holland and France. Never before in British history has a new government squandered so much goodwill in such a short period of time.

    Yep. Vote Conservative, get Labour. Fingers crossed Cummings wins and Carrie Woke runs away

  17. Pcar – I always read your comments, but they tend to be late in the discussion and I tend to agree with you anyway

  18. Electric Vehicles

    Why Petrol (Gas) Engines Are Far From Dead – Biggest EV Problems, Published 5 Feb 2020
    Energy Density by both volume and weight
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hatav_Rdnno

    Host is over optimistic on battery tech improvement of 100% (50% weight reduction), all C20 & C21 it’s been small. Battery “fusion” always “within 10 years”

    Is Redline Good For Your Car’s Engine? Italian Tune Up
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C9Ie4BcYew

    Seems carb/injection qualified yes; direct injection (GDI) no. It works for me and I’ve had Diesel & Petrol emission test fail, then pass after Italian Tune Up. Worked on brakes too. However, I’m speed-mad and will do an on road 10-60 mile ‘track day’ eg 60 miles in BMW M5 avg 7.9mpg, speed limiter kicking in, not such fun was a BMW Z4 M – massive (and dangerous) brake fade

  19. Steve

    Agreed about the metropolitan wankery, but some Tories can’t get rid of the idea that somehow it might bring them votes they’ve lost or never won. The climate change wankery is also firmly part of the civil service mindset.

    To keep the red wall seats, the Tories need to stress family, community, nation and work. In practical terms, that means things like challenging the TG fad, catching criminals, reducing immigration, building up the armed forces, prioritising apprenticeships over degrees…etc

  20. @Mr Womby
    You ain’t kidding. I was checking a Kia Soul all-electric the other day and plugged it into a standard 3-pin socket. It was already 56% charged but the display said it would be another 8 hours before it was fully charged.

    A Soul has a 27 kWh battery, so from 56% full you need a further 12 kWh to top it up. That ought to take ‘only’ 4 hours from a domestic 3 kW (13A) outlet, but on a ‘slow’ charge EVs go very slowly (‘trickle charge’) for the last 20% of capacity, to optimise battery life (‘fast’ chargers simply stop at 80% full). For the same reason, the car’s electronics won’t allow the battery to go completely flat, stopping when it’s down to (typically) 15%. So your 56% figure may not indicate the true state of the battery – it may be 56% of usable capacity, hiding a true ‘state of charge’ of 63%.

    @Pcar
    Battery tech is asymptotically approaching the theoretical limits on lithium-ion batteries imposed by the laws of electro-chemistry. And given lithium’s position in the periodic table, there’s nowhere else to go. I doubt we’ll ever be able to double the energy density of current batteries – there’s a possibility of using aluminium-air* batteries, but they have many other problems.

    * petroleum products have a comparatively high energy density (greater than high explosives) because they use external air as an oxidiser.

  21. Redlining an engine hasn’t been redlined regularly is a good way of destroying it . Piston rings wear the bore & leave minute ridges at the maximum point of travel Crankrods stretch under deceleration. The amount of stretch depends on the RPM of the engine. Higher, more stretch. You redline an engine’s been running at low RPMs & the top ring hits the ridge & can break it.
    It;s why those one old lady owner cars tend to get tired quickly when in the hands of a youngster enjoys thrashing them up & down through the gearbox

  22. And just to add to Chris Miller’s excellent analysis of battery charging, you also have to factor in the length of the charging cable. Just because you can get 13A at the circuit breaker in the house consumer unit doesn’t mean you’re getting 13A available at the car end. There’s cable between the consumer unit & the wall socket and the connecting cable itself. Wires have resistance & consume current by heating. And heating increases resistance. A long cable run & you could be losing considerable amperage before you get to charging the car.

  23. Don’t overlook that Iran has one of the highest rates of M2F transsexuals in the world. Because if you’re a bloke that likes being banged by blokes, that can be dealt with either by a rope attached to a crane, or by a surgeon.

  24. @Theo: “To keep the red wall seats, the Tories need to stress family, community, nation and work. In practical terms, that means things like challenging the TG fad, catching criminals, reducing immigration, building up the armed forces, prioritising apprenticeships over degrees…etc”

    Perhaps the news that Priti at the Home office declined to genuflect to the campaigners and waved off the Jamaica ConAir flight this morning will win back a few Tory votes?

  25. Theo,

    To keep the red wall seats, the Tories need to stress family, community, nation and work. In practical terms, that means things like challenging the TG fad, catching criminals, reducing immigration, building up the armed forces, prioritising apprenticeships over degrees…etc

    I’d add individualism and markets to that.

    The Conservatives really have no idea about their voters. They’re backing HS2 even though the only place that favours it is London, and that’s riddled with socialism. The people who support it are still going to vote Labour anyway. It’s the same with things like foreign aid. Sure, the Guardian are going to lose their shit, but so what? They’re never going to vote for you anyway.

    Every business worth it’s weight figures out who is buying their stuff and who might buy their stuff. You don’t run ads for tampons during the football. You don’t try and make the packaging more manly.

    But the party is just run by the wrong people. Most of them are nothing like the people who vote for them.

  26. Interesting digression, from “virginity repair” surgery to Conservative idiocy. Is there a longing to repair Conservatism’s virginity?

  27. Dear Mr Worstall

    I recall reading a long time ago that some ladies of negotiable affection would undergo hymen restoration because customers would pay a premium to undo all the good work, that premium being well up on the cost. Ergo, it was a nice little earner. This report was of happenings in Japan. Don’t know if there is a similar market here.

    It would seem the moral panic is about the pressures placed on ladies of the Muslim faith and how it must all be banned (because that’s all that government has left to do apparently, apart from squander taxpayers’ money).

    On the face of it, the government appears to prefer that the ladies in question should be killed to satisfy ‘honour’, rather than suffer a minor procedure. Truly, government works in mysterious ways.

    DP

  28. “medically unnecessary weirdness is hard to sympathise with. (I feel the same way about facelifts)”

    A good boob job should make a facelift unnecessary.

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