The Sexy Feminist
The no-guilt guide to being a modern feminist
Why did you become a feminist?
I answered “something else”. I didn’t become a feminist. I was always a feminist, I just didn’t know what it was called until I read Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti. I’m a feminist because I’m a woman living in this world and I’m a product of my experiences. I’ve been slut-shamed, I’ve dealt with the bureaucracy of reproductive health and was lucky enough to afford and have an abortion in NY. I’ve been a victim of domestic violence. I’ve been sexually assaulted. I’m harassed regularly. I am a woman and because all these fucked up things still happen – I’m a feminist.
The ancient Egyptians and Romans also performed plastic cosmetic surgery. The Romans were able to perform simple techniques, such as repairing damaged ears from around the 1st century BC. For religious reasons, they did not dissect either human beings or animals, thus their knowledge was based in its entirety on the texts of their Greek predecessors. Notwithstanding, Aulus Cornelius Celsus left some surprisingly accurate anatomical descriptions.*-
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