Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Jersey: Sticking Its Nose South of the Bikini Line

No, this is not the Mad Mullahs of Iran we're talking about, or the backwards Lords of the Talliban, either. We're talking about a group of individuals more extreme, more controlling, further backwards,and much, much less intelligent:

We are talking about the political appointees manning the state's Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling.

Attention, men of New Jersey: You may have seen your last a beautiful, thong-wearing, perfectly-groomed lady sunning herself on a Jersey beach.

In the future -if they're from Jersey - that perfect grooming may become an issue:

Things could get hairy in New Jersey this summer for women who sport revealing bikinis or a little bit less.

The painful Brazilian wax and its intimate derivatives are in danger of being stripped from salon and spa menus if a recent proposal to ban genital waxing is passed by the state's Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling.

Cherry Hill salon owner Linda Orsuto said that women would "go ballistic" if the proposal passed....

Is it possible that the state wants to lock up the bikini-waxing trade for itself? A theory:

Orsuto said that the proposal may be the state's way of diverting a long-established salon procedure "perfected by aestheticians" to the medical community, where hair can be removed via laser treatment by dermatologists.

"We've been doing it for years," she said. "We know what we're doing."

Is this an attempt a puritinism, or a power grab of the female gentalia by the Sate of New Jersey?

Sweet Jeebus...and they say Republicans were the ones with their noses in our bedrooms!!


Feuza said...

Please support us in protesting this absurd ban! You can download the form we are sending to the AG's office to over turn this.

I am heading a grass roots campaign and have worked with the ASSP and they came out with this form!

The JerseyNut said...

Done. Trying to spread the word. What a state - abortions on demand are fine, female grooming is illegal.

Best of luck!

Anonymous said...

A worthier cause I have never seen! I'm signing as well!

Roxeanne de Luca said...

Power grab. We've seen the same thing with various other areas. In Texas, for example, you must be a licensed interiour designer in order to move furniture.

We're moving back in time to the era of professional guilds. Not that I have any interest in bikini waxing, but this is nothing but an effort to erode the foundations of capitalism.