It’s 2018 and people are angry about all sorts of things. Everything is more expensive than it used to be, there’s something bad happening in the Middle East, and there’s the distinct sensation that Western Civilisation is sliding further towards a maelstrom of chaos and degeneracy. Until then, everything seems to be relatively nice, except for all the angry people.
On today’s anger-agenda we have Huda Kattan who recently wrote a blog post titled, “Why Your Vagina Gets Dark And How To Lighten It.” In it Huda gets the advice of a dermatologist to talk about how one can use lemon juice, egg whites, yogurt, and coconut oil to help white skin that darkens on your lady parts.
“I... I just... VAGINA WHITENING??!! Am I living on another planet, all of a sudden?! What is WRONG with you, woman??!!” wrote one angry user.
“What the health is "vagina whitening", and how could it possibly be beneficial?”
“It's to be regretted that women are encouraged to be looking to correct their bodies to suit supposed optimal forms - breast enhancement/reduction, labiaplasty and now 'vagina whitening'. Whereas interventions can be an option, the general climate should be: love your body as is.”
“[It]...seriously p*sses me off when people like huda [sic] beauty can be successful and have a huge platform to influence young girls and she writes articles about 'how to lighten your vagina with lemon juice'.
“Honest to god, women like that need a slap. no wonder young girls are insecure.”
Thing is though, we would be remiss if we didn’t actually report on what we found when we visited Huda’s website and read the article. Because while most people take this article for granted and just grab their digital pitchforks and go crazy, what we read was actually something telling people NOT to whiten their vagina using DIY lifehacks.
“One common question we always get asked whenever we do a DIY lightening hack, is… can you use it on your lady parts? To which we often answer that this area is super sensitive, and you should avoid it,” reads the uh… the first line of the article.
No seriously, that’s the first line. Huda Kattan is still getting endless crap online for telling women to whiten their vaginas but that is *literally* the first line of the article. They go on to say, “we’re busting myths as to why lightning your lady parts with natural ingredients may not be working, and how you can actually improve it (if that’s what you want!)…”
I... I just... VAGINA WHITENING??!! Am I living on another planet, all of a sudden?! What is WRONG with you, woman??!! https://t.co/1nw1EvIZKY— Emma Tofi (@EmmaTofi) May 15, 2018
Okay, seriously… that’s the first paragraph. But you can still find articles by the Mirror, The Independent, and so many others b*tching out Huda for the piece. But if you take the time to read the article you’ll find that actually Huda and the dermatologist state that you shouldn’t use any DIY stuff you find online for vagina whitening, but if you’re adamant you want a whiter vagina then they direct you to the safest and best methods available. And it seems Huda's fans are standing by her:
"So disappointed that this is being taken out of preportion. I understand what's being talking about I dont have this problem in my lady area but I certainly have it on my inner thighs and it's great to know that these DIYs dont really work," wrote one.
"It is a problem for some, it's none of your business what other women want to do with their bodies and the fact that you're starting an issue over safe advice supported by a doctor for women who asked for this help is disgusting. Stop shaming women for wanting to change their bodies," added another.
I'm... not sure where to fall on this debate, except to say that I don't think anyone needs to change the appearance of their vagina and that people should take more time out to understand what someone is saying before flaying them alive over twitter.