The American desire for the crippled body cannot be quenched.
The sterile female is the body ideal for America, the goal every American woman strives to llve, the goal every American male seeks out, the goal some American males even attempt to emulate. Bruce Jenner is America's poster child, taking the contraceptive mentality to its logical conclusion.
Sexual body dysmorphia is our religion, our life.
Men and women who embrace their own fertility, who produce families with many children, are viewed as (not so) slightly insane and almost uniformly attacked, while induced sterility, deliberate crippling of the human body, is celebrated as the body ideal to pursue.
It's an amazing statement about Americans.
What is body dysmorphia? It is the idea that one's own body is defective. People who suffer from this mental illness (like Bruce Jenner) try to change their body to match their illusion of what they SHOULD look like.
People suffering from body dysmorphia use physical, chemical or surgical methods to transform a normal, healthy body part into the crippled body part that matches their self-image.
Every man or woman who advocates for, or uses, birth control suffers from body dysmorphia. Every such person wants to transform a normal, healthy body part into a crippled body part, either temporarily or permanently.
The desire for the crippled body, an artificially sterile body, is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States today. It was the first socially acceptable version of body dysmorphia.
Bruce Jenner is as normal as any contracepting American.
Which is frightening, really.