In a cautionary tale conveying the extent to which men too are victims of patriarchy, one man from a Fujian village was driven to self-mutilation of his privates after trying and trying, but failing to produce a male heir.
Apple Daily reports that the unnamed man, 36, had been the subject of merciless mockery from his fellow villagers on account of fathering two daughters instead of a single more culturally prized sons. On Monday night he thus became suitably intoxicated with the use of 5 shots and severed what was probably a third or 3cm of his manhood.
Upon discovering what had transpired, the man’s family members swiftly transported him to hospital, along with his dismembered member in a bag of ice.
Once in the emergency room, the man reportedly issued strong protests against the reattachment of his item, such were the depths of his self-loathing.
Nonetheless, his consent was wisely ignored, and after a 4-hour surgery the severed loin was put back where it came from. According to doctors, as of Tuesday, the man is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery in 6 to 12 months.
While one’s heart goes out to the patient suffering a bad case of toxic masculinity, it could have been worse.
By Pinky Latt