State officials in the US state of Georgia(via Fark). The bill was supposed to ban all kinds of female mutilation, including by consent, but went as far as also banning genital piercings, so even adult women wanting to get their thingies pierced wouldn’t be allowed to. And the guy who proposed the amendment banning piercings had this to say when told that some women actively seek to get their wotsits pierced:
“What? I’ve never seen such a thing,” Heath said. “I, uh, I wouldn’t approve of anyone doing it. I don’t think that’s an appropriate thing to be doing.”
Any reason why? As long as piercings are kept sterile there shouldn’t be any risk to health from doing it. I can understand the original reason for this bill going through but this goes too far. Women should have the choice to do this to themselves, should they want to.
But then, this is Georgia, a state which bans sex toys (which you can buy on the high street over here) and has religious organisations which want to ban books like John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” from schools because they’re ‘offensive’. Hmmm…