I like, I like.
I'm probably just mentally scarred by one of the speakers at that conference I mentioned in my last post; one of the speakers gave a presentation on trends in cosmetic female genital surgery. There's only so many slides of this you can take before going quietly crazy.
Dear god... I once had to walk out on a paper backgrounded by a series of self-portraits by an artist increasingly ravaged by Alzheimer's -- creepy as hell, and a little too close to the ancestral home -- but I haven't (yet) been confronted with anything truly approaching 'trendy genital surgery'. No amount of cucumber water and stale grapes is going to help with that. I can only admire your restraint in going quietly crazy; I don't think I'd have kept my freakout tacit.
But, to return to the point at hand, I'm not sure whether some of the pants we've been seeing in the 'Creepy Images' thread aren't only possible to fit through genital alteration. Something for our anthology, perhaps?
I know what must surely be the same set of Alzheimer's self-portraits. It's quite tragic; the visual representation of the fragmentation of self-image is striking.
As for the female surgery, let's just say that we worry about some weird things, as a species.
What's your field, btw?