Can’t Pierce That

Last night while driving home from doing a little shopping I was listening to the radio and heard a commercial for Starship Enterprises with something like 14 locations in the Metro Atlanta area. The commercial was for many of the adult items that they sell and was fairly tastefully done. It got me to thinking about how differnt we were from our neighboring state of Alabama where sex toys are illegal to sell, much less advertise on the radio.

This morning I discover that we aren’t all that much different that Alabama. Women can no longer pierce their genitals in the state of Georgia.

Actually this bill was introduced for a very good reason. Certain immigrants were practicing female circumcision on their baby daughters the way they did it in the old country. While I’m all for cultural diversity and all there are certain lines that I don’t want crossed. Female circumcision crosses one of those lines for me. This bill was introduced to make that practice illegal. It got changed a little when Rep. Bill Heath decided to add an amendment to the bill to add piercings to the things that can’t be done to the female genitalia.

Amendment sponsor Rep. Bill Heath, R-Bremen, was slack-jawed when told after the vote that some adults seek the piercings.

“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.”

Well, Bill, genital piercing isn’t something that floats my boat either but whether appropriate or not an adult woman ought to have the say over whether she pierces or doesn’t.