Vagina

Vagina is a horrible, despicable, vulgar word and we should be ashamed of it! Well, according to a high school principal in Cross River, N.Y. it is, because he felt it absolutely crucial to suspend three 16 year old juniors, who dared to be insubordinate and spew the word vagina, in unison, during a reading of the Vagina Monologues. The suspension made national headlines, garnering an outpouring of support for the 3 girls, including from the author of the Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler, herself. I've heard a female's sex box referred to in a number of vulgar ways. Cunt, pussy, snatch, twat, vajayjay, cat, kitty, poon, poontang, punany, bagina, etc. But I've never heard of the actual clinical term, vagina, as being deemed shameful language. The principal says he suspended the girls for insubordination, because he asked them not to use the term because young children could be in the audience during the showcase, but they used it anyway. I call foul. Isn't it a disservice to children, not to let them hear or learn the proper terms for sex organs and then explain it to them later? What other term should the young ladies have used, to refer to female genitalia during their performance? This is the 21st century, but it seems that bigotry and ignorance is the new black, this year. We have celebrities spewing hateful language, seemingly a ploy to keep their names in the press, and women are still being dictated to as to what we can and can't do with our bodies, about how our bodies should look, and what it should be doing. Now, to utter the term, vagina out loud, is considered vulgar language?? What next? Will we have to be sequestered in caves during our monthly menstrual cycles? Is penis considered vulgar? Or is cock still the en vogue and proper term? Methinks this country is conflicted in its ideals and what is considered vulgar and inappropriate. Reaching and grasping at straws, trying to unsuccessfully resurrect it's puritanical roots. The moral police gasped collectively, when Janet Jackson's breast was exposed for a mere millisecond, slowing it down for good measure, to make sure everyone saw how vulgar a woman's natural body part is. But it's quite alright to sing the praises of violence and support a frivolous war, where people are dying by the thousands. I commend these young ladies for having the courage to say vagina. There is no crime in that word. We all come from one, afterall. No?

12 comments

  1. Anonymous10:58 AM

    GRACIOUS!!! Now we can't call our genitals by the proper terms??? This is ridiculous. Women can be called bitches and hos, but we can't speak in public about our vaginas? What, should I refer to my "privates" instead? Are we such prudes that we can't discuss our bodies in real terms? What a scary country we live in...apparently, it makes more sense to fight for oil in the Middle East and not have health insurance for all Americans, but we should fear the word "vagina" and not talk about respect for women in a public forum. Don't you just love it?

    - Cat

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  2. Anonymous4:42 PM

    Preach it blogsister!!!

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  3. I have noticed for years that people are FAR more comfortable saying "Penis" than they are saying "vagina" - I don't get it. AND I knew a girl in university who couldn't call her vagina a vagina - she thougth it was an awful word (let's not even explore the fact that this woman was in UNIVERSITY and was saying this...)

    OH, and if the principal was so concerned with little kids hearing the word vagina, WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY DOING READING THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES IN FRONT OF LITTLE KIDS IN THE FIRST PLACE?!??!?!? Not that I think it's wrong for little kids to hear the word vagina, but if that's what the 3 girls were reading in the first place....WTF?!?!?!?


    VAGINA VAGINA VAGINA.

    LOL.

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  4. just noticed - my capitalization of the word penis (and not the word vagina) was a typo. No implication of the importance or validity of either word intended LOL

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  5. WHAT THE HELL?? My daughter is 6, she asked me once..."how are girls and boys different from each other mom?", I said..."well, there are MANY things, but I guess the most visible and elementary one, is that girls have a vagina and boys have a penis" then I explained what a vagina looks like, and what a penis looks like. How are you supposed to tell your kids these things? are you supposed to call it the "flower", the "butterfly", the "cookie"???? I just can't imagine that ANY kid under 5 doesn't know if he/she has a Penis or a Vagina these days...again, WTH?

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  6. I'm with Jenner VAGINA.VAGINA.VAGINA!

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  7. Ok, so what are you supposed to call it, your "naughty bits"? Isn't that more insulting?


    he asked them not to use the term because young children could be in the audience during the showcase..."


    Um, why would there be young children at a reading of the Vagina Monologues? And why aren't the parents and teachers allowing it being accused, instead of these three girls?

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  8. I just had a flashback to "I know why the caged bird sings"....Pocketbook!

    To quote a movie,
    "Vagina, dentifrice and sour fucking grapes."

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  9. Anonymous6:21 PM

    You hit the nail on the head when you said we are grasping at our puritanical straws. It's people like this guy who thinks that women should be locked up during our "cycles" and pregnancy is probably dirty to him. If you brought up the fact that he was born through a vagina, he would probably freak out and start speaking in tongues or something. There are too many people in this country that feel it should be ran by the religious biggots that are making these kinds of statments. I wonder...Is this guy going to require all of the school's anatomy books to be changed? I bet he calls a vagina a NO NO place. Asshole.

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  10. Anonymous6:23 PM

    Sorry, I have to say something else...

    Does anyone remember that stand up routine that Ellen did where she was kinda making fun of Lilith Fair? Or was it the Indigo Girls? anyway, she made up a song about being a woman and said VAGINA like 400 times in a row! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
    VAGINAVAGINAVAGINAVAGINAVAGINA

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  11. I will just ditto what everyone else said because well...you're all right and pretty much said how I feel. Oh and VAGINA!!!!!!!

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  12. I know I'm coming into this a bit late but can I just say...VAGINA?

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