A Break From Our Scheduled Programming, Part One
These are the sorts of things that go through my mind after two drinks and a lot of websurfing at 1 AM, and I realize this is an older issue, but I’ve never dealt with it publicly in any of my web presences, so you get to deal with it now.
I could do with never hearing, seeing, or knowing about the slang term ‘va-jay-jay’ ever.again. I’m not one of those people what finds genitalia to be sacred, and I don’t buy the whole reclamation of words thing–I think yoni sounds immensely ridiculous when used in a modern context, for example. I have been known to use words that are Not Very Nice in regards to people’s bits. And I recognize the problem that there is not a slightly dirty but acceptable slang term for women’s bits in the first place, definitely not anything comparable to ‘dick’ or ‘cock’.
But for FUCK’S sake, ‘va-jay-jay’?! Can we find the person who came up with this in the first place and kick hir face? My research indicates that we can blame the popularity on Shonda Rhimes, who wrote the Grey’s Anatomy ep it was in first. And then Oprah was like O HAI THIS IS CUTE. And the peeps at Cosmopolitan went with it, and…girl power! The power to call our body parts by ridiculous cutesy names!
Okay. I’m sorry, I’ll break it down. It sounds really fucking moronic, not to mention juvenilizes women, and we don’t need more of that shit; we already get that all the bleeding time. And here we are doing it to ourselves and just letting it go by. Also not to mention that it’s totally cool to say ‘va-jay-jay’ on national television or on the cover of magazines that are right there by the checkout at the supermarket, but god forbid anyone say the word vagina or vulva.
I mean, seriously, let’s all go around saying “wow, he has such a cute pee-ni-ni.” I don’t see ‘How To Care For Your Pee-ni-ni’ on the cover of Men’s Health or GQ. Ever.
Fucking christ. It’s a dealbreaker for me. Use ‘va-jay-jay’ in a non-ironic context and we are no longer friends. Full stop.
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Tags: fuck that noise: language talk, metaculture
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