Posts Tagged vagina

According to Apple, “vagina” is inappropriate but “penis” is not

That’s what Justyn Hintze discovered when she bought a new iPad recently and tried to take advantage of the free engraving offered by Apple.

Being a sex-positive feminist, she decided to engrave lyrics from her favorite Alix Olson song: “I’ll give myself a lube job/shake my broomstick til my clit throbs.” Not so fast, according to Apple’s “inappropriate language”-flagging algorithm!

Sensing something fishy, Hintze made some adjustments, which revealed that according to Apple’s standards, “clit” and “vagina” are both inappropriate, while “dick” and “penis” are a-okay. The customer service agent she called about the problem got the same results. 

That’s what Justyn Hintze discovered when she bought a new iPad recently and tried to take advantage of the free engraving offered by Apple.

Being a sex-positive feminist, she decided to engrave lyrics from her favorite Alix Olson song: ...

Photo of the Day: Attack of the giant vagina!

This qualifies as Important Feminist News because I’m pretty sure a man-eating vagina that entraps innocent men is every MRA’s recurring nightmare. And it actually happened to this poor US exchange student in Tübingen, Germany.

It took 22 firefighters to get the kid out of Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara’s giant sculpture. There’s a lesson here somewhere.

This qualifies as Important Feminist News because I’m pretty sure a man-eating vagina that entraps innocent men is every MRA’s recurring nightmare. And it actually happened to this poor US exchange student in Tübingen, Germany.

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Vagina, vagina, vagina!

Tim McDaniel, a 10th-grade science teacher in Dietrich, Idaho, is being investigated by the Idaho State Board of Education for “possible controversial lesson content.”

The content? Sex ed. The reason it’s being taught in science class? Because the school’s health teacher isn’t comfortable teaching students about birth control and STDs.

“Since I started working here about 17 years ago, I agreed to teach about the reproduction system because I was comfortable with it and he wasn’t,” McDaniel said. “This is the first time someone has objected to the material.” McDaniel, who teaches directly from a school-approved textbook, says that some parents are unhappy with him using the word “vagina” to teach biology.

Dietrich is squarely in the ...

Tim McDaniel, a 10th-grade science teacher in Dietrich, Idaho, is being investigated by the Idaho State Board of Education for “possible controversial lesson content.”

The content? Sex ed. The reason it’s ...

Michigan’s lame duck Senate passes legislation that would effectively ban abortion

Remember Michigan’s Chubby Hubby of anti-choice legislation that Chloe wrote about in June?

Except instead of a whole bunch of delicious things rolled into one yummy ice cream, it’s a whole bunch of shitty anti-choice measures rolled into one awful bill.

At the risk of sounding like Stefon, this bill has everything: state-mandated scripts for doctors that masquerade as faux concern for women who are being coerced into abortion, new TRAP laws to make insurance more complicated and expensive for providers, stricter regulations for clinics, new rules about the disposal of fetal remains that would affect women who have miscarriages as well as abortions, and a new measure requiring the presence of a doctor for a medical abortion in a state ...

Remember Michigan’s Chubby Hubby of anti-choice legislation that Chloe wrote about in June?

Except instead of a whole bunch of delicious things rolled into one yummy ice cream, it’s a whole bunch of shitty anti-choice measures rolled ...

Jon Stewart talks vagina

Last night, The Daily Show took on the GOP’s War on Women and more specifically, its War on Vaginas. Last week, Michigan Democratic legislators Reps. Barb Byrum and Lisa Brown (W. Bloomfield) responded to a bill limiting access to abortion with a provision that would limit men’s access to vasectomies. While addressing the house, Brown said: “I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but no means no.” The Republican House Speaker banned the women from speaking because of “their comments and actions yesterday that failed to maintain the decorum of the House of Representatives.”

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c The Vagina Idealogues – Michigan Lawmaker Banned ...

Last night, The Daily Show took on the GOP’s War on Women and more specifically, its War on Vaginas. Last week, Michigan Democratic legislators Reps. Barb Byrum and Lisa Brown (W. Bloomfield) responded to a bill limiting access to ...

Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown on religious freedom and vagina

(Transcript after the jump.)

Yesterday in Michigan, before the Chubby Hubby of anti-choice bills passed the House, Rep. Lisa Brown spoke for the many pro-choice advocates who were silenced in debate. She then offered a very different take on religious freedom from the one we typically hear in US politics. Jewish law requires therapeutic abortion if a pregnant person’s life is at risk. So this anti-choice legislation is (by the weird logic that says religious freedom means the state’s laws should be the church’s laws) also impinging on religious freedom.

And then Rep. Brown said “vagina.” And then she was banned from speaking on the House floor in future debates. Seriously. State Rep. Barb Byrum was also apparently banned from ...

(Transcript after the jump.)

Yesterday in Michigan, before the Chubby Hubby of anti-choice bills passed the House, Rep. Lisa Brown spoke for the many pro-choice advocates who were silenced in debate. She then offered a very different ...

Kate Beckinsale wants the GOP in her vagina

The great thing about the scary, reactionary, time-traveling policies the Republicans are advocating, is that it provides a lot of comedic fodder. Funny or Die has another video on the subject of the GOP’s obsession with controlling vaginas. The video stars Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer and Andrea Savage. See why these women want Republicans “way, way deep, up there in” their vaginas.

The great thing about the scary, reactionary, time-traveling policies the Republicans are advocating, is that it provides a lot of comedic fodder. Funny or Die has another video on the subject of the GOP’s obsession with ...

New rule for vaginaphobes: if you can’t say it, you can’t probe it!

Why is it that the same people who want to get all up into women’s vaginas shudder at the mention of the word vagina and are unable to actually say it?

I guess the answer is obvious; the same people who are sadistic enough to make a woman undergo an invasive medically unnecessary procedure whose only goal is to punish a woman for using her vagina for anything but procreation, are probably a little bit uncomfortable with sexuality. But some of these guys wear their vaginaphobia on their… sleeves.

First, Virginia delegate David Albo, who treated the House of Delegates to a musical theater reenactment of his attempt to seduce his wife, complains that just as he was about to seal the deal,

All of a ...

Why is it that the same people who want to get all up into women’s vaginas shudder at the mention of the word vagina and are unable to actually say it?

I guess the answer is obvious; the ...