Sunday, January 28, 2007


There is an excellent post at Gusts of Popular Feeling about plastic surgery in Korea. In particular, Matt writes about a student of his who cut her own tongue, believing it would help her speak English better. Even when I was there in the 90s, plastic surgery was all too common. Among the most unsettling forms of plastic surgery was women undergoing hymen replacement surgery, so that they would be "virgins" on their wedding day, even though they slept with their boyfriends before that.