Obsolete Beauty

After some nagging from a couple of friends who have followed the trend of becoming some founders of some sorts (kidding! They actually started a new blog), I eventually gave in and wrote an article for them. On the eve of my birthday, they published my writing. According to their blog stat, my article attracts quite a bit of attention. Not only quite a number of people of reading it, many people are commenting, saying they can relate to the article that I wrote. It was quite a splash of blush on my cheeks. Due to all these flattering comments, I decided to write an English version of the article. Here it goes.

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Marriageable Virgin

And why is it the women who have to be virgins?
Why suffer torment to satisfy an asshole?
Because the man who demands “virginity” from a woman is nothing but an asshole!
Why don’t we behave as westerners do!?
For them, since the problem of sex is resolved, they can move on to other things!
This is the reason they progress!

EmbroideriesMarjane Satrapi

A man could sleep with as many women as he liked, but when it came to sex, there were still quite a few people in society who clung to the old-fashioned notion that a woman shouldn’t have too many partners,
oh, a woman could certainly have some sex – indeed, it was expected.
But there seemed to be some unspoken limit as to the number of men a woman could bed,
and having passed that limit, a woman can no longer consider “marriageable”

Trading UpCandance Bushnell (p.14)