Vulvas vs Vaginas spat

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Vulvas vs Vaginas spat

Post by clutchcargo » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:30 pm

I would've thought this is a pretty stupid thing to do...but...

A man tried and failed to 'mansplain' vaginas to a female gynecologist on Twitter

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  • A man named Paul Bullen was mocked on Twitter after he tried to wrongly explain the difference between “vulva” and “vagina” to a female gynecologist.
  • Bullen was replying to an article tweeted out by The Guardian about a project by photographer Laura Dodsworth called “Me and my vulva: 100 women reveal all.”
  • He doubled-down on his claims after being proven wrong, penning a 20-page thesis nearly three weeks later explaining why he believes he’s still right.
A man named Paul Bullen found himself in the midst of a Twitter argument this week after explaining to a gynecologist that she was wrong about the word “vulva.”

Bullen, who, according to his Twitter bio, is an “editor, writer, teacher, researcher; Ph.D. and M.A.,” was replying to an article The Guardian tweeted out titled “Me and my vulva: 100 women reveal all.” The article featured a photo series and interview with photographer Laura Dodsworth in which she shared “stories of 100 women and gender non-conforming people through portraits of their vulvas.”

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Me and my vulva: 100 women reveal all https://trib.al/RbAspr4
Spoiler:
voyeur's alert!
The project, according to Dodsworth, aims to overcome the shame many people with vulvas feel about their bodies, particularly because, as Dodsworth noted, “vulvas are rarely seen outside porn and childbirth.”

Bullen tried to correct The Guardian’s article stating they were wrong to use the word ‘vulva’
Bullen replied to the tweet, “The correct word is vagina.”

Gynecologist, Jennifer Gunter, was quick to show that Bullen was wrong
Dozens of women quickly took Bullen to task for appearing to “mansplain” female genitalia on Twitter, but it was Dr. Jennifer Gunter, OB/GYN, women’s health advocate, and author of the forthcoming book “The Vagina Bible,” who took point on combatting Bullen’s stance.

Gunter introduced herself as “an international expert on both the vagina and vulva,” and confirmed that the article in question referred to a vulva, and even included a Venn diagram from a 2015 post she’d written on her blog to show where the two overlap.

“I’m sick of people forgetting the poor vulva and referring to everything in the female lower reproductive tract as vagina,” Gunter wrote, before listing off why it’s important to know the difference. “Female anatomy shouldn’t be reduced to annoying euphemisms … vagina as a catch-all means it doesn’t matter enough to get it right or that we can only talk about female anatomy in some silly way.”

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After first attempting to explain the term “mansplaining,” Bullen defended his stance to Dr. Gunter by saying that he is using “ordinary language” whereas she employs “technical terms,” and that since most people refer to the female “lower reproductive tract” as “vagina,” he was correct to use it as a blanket term.

The doctor didn’t let it slide. “You said ‘correct’ not ‘modern vernacular’ or ‘slang’ or ‘common use,'” she replied.

Even Dictionary.com got involved, captioning a link defining the word “vulva” with the words, “Well, actually.”

Bullen then wrote a 20-page thesis on the topic and was still wrong
Bullen, meanwhile, apparently took the last three weeks or so to work on a 20-page, single-spaced thesis explaining why he was right all along.

In the words of Dr. Gunter: “Dude, give it a rest. This is egregious long form mansplaining.”


https://www.businessinsider.com.au/mans ... ter-2019-3
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Re: Vulvas vs Vaginas spat

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:55 pm

fuck those pics reminded me why i dont mind having yellow fever
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Re: Vulvas vs Vaginas spat

Post by Jcml19 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:11 am

Hehe... Maybe they were trying to something :lol: pr have too much free time
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Re: Vulvas vs Vaginas spat

Post by RickyBobby » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:15 am

In this case I would like to take it slow and give it careful consideration. I volunteer to have a peek at each one on a case by case basis to determine if it is a vagina or a vulva. I don't mind, for science y'all.
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Re: Vulvas vs Vaginas spat

Post by John Bingham » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:18 am

So if I'm getting this right one buttcheek is called the vulva and the opposite one is called the vagina and the bit in the middle is called a vestibule?

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I'm pretty sure that diagram was made as a tongue-in-cheek joke.
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Re: Vulvas vs Vaginas spat

Post by Arget » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:03 am

Wrong side.............. flip over otherwise you will be in the shit
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Re: Vulvas vs Vaginas spat

Post by Phnom Poon » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:27 am

John Bingham wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:18 am
pretty sure that diagram was made as a tongue-in-cheek joke.
My tongue would not be going anywhere near probably 98/100 of those cheeks

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Re: Vulvas vs Vaginas spat

Post by RickyBobby » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:39 am

Phnom Poon wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:27 am
John Bingham wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:18 am
pretty sure that diagram was made as a tongue-in-cheek joke.
My tongue would not be going anywhere near probably 98/100 of those cheeks
Right? I looked for the 2 you would approve of, and I couldn't find it. As I studied the photos, my room started to smell. Echh.
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Re: Vulvas vs Vaginas spat

Post by Doc67 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:46 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:55 pm
fuck those pics reminded me why i dont mind having yellow fever
I looked them up while eating my breakfast. Big mistake....
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Re: Vulvas vs Vaginas spat

Post by RickyBobby » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:50 am

Whats the etymology of the word 'pussy' which seems universally accepted as slang. When is the last time any of us ever used the word vulva? The guy is right, its either vagina or pussy, both equally good descriptors for 'my down there'. No layman ever uses 'my vulva'. I am familiar with the word, but it would be as weird as saying meatus or mons pubis.
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