Gayle Madwin (queerbychoice) wrote,
Gayle Madwin
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When Did Individual Anecdotes Like This Become Worthy of Worldwide News?

Do tell.

Lately CNN reads oddly like The Onion, except that the punchline never quite arrives.

The only time I can recall burned female sex organs ever making news headlines was when that woman sued McDonalds years ago when their coffee gave her severe burns when it spilled in her lap. Those were worse burns, but the only public reaction was to ridicule her for filing a supposedly frivolous lawsuit.

John Wayne Bobbitt's story made worldwide news, yet I've personally met several women whose vulvas were slashes and disfigured with knives, and their stories never got that kind of attention.
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