Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Day I Talk About The Body & Piercings

I used to have 2 piercings on my right ear. But it was short lived. When my parents noticed it (and they only noticed it one week after I had it), they yanked it straight out of the side of my head.

That was 3 years ago.

In case you're wondering where I was once/want to get pierced, it's the "industrial" and "lobe" sections of the ear. Here's a diagram for your reference:

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Just recently, I've been thinking about getting the same spots pierced again. It may be just another "in the heat of the moment" thing, but I still feel like doing it anyway. However, this time around, I sought my parent's advice on it before I did anything. As expected, they gave the whole "we gave birth to you not to let you do whatever you want with it and we have the final say and no we don't like you to have piercings cos only gays do it" argument.

This brings me to my topic today: Does your body belong to you and you only, or do your parents decide what you can/cannot do with it?

I feel that parents do have a say, but only to a certain age. You don't see your grandma telling your parents what not to wear, what not to do etc. What I'm trying to say is, when you've reached a certain age, what you do shouldn't to be dictated by your parents anymore. We need to be able to make our own choices. But of course the same doesn't apply to your parent's warnings about the vices in life (drugs, unsafe sex etc); it's for your own good.

Back to my point about getting body piercings: just how lame is it that I'm not allowed to get piercings because it's associated with homosexuality? I mean, fuck, it's the 21st century already. What's up with the stereotyping? I can't understand why they have to think the way they do. It's really difficult for me to condone such backward, stunted viewpoints.

It's a royal pain-in-the-butt just thinking about this.

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