Bodies with Vaginas…

This is golden.

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The cover refers to an article, titled ‘Periods on Display’ and published on September 1, which reviews an exhibition on the history of menstruation at the Vagina Museum in London. In the piece, the writer says “women” four times, but also uses the phrase “bodies with vaginas” once.

It is a quote including this latter term that the Lancet’s editors chose to use on the front page. “Historically, the anatomy and physiology of bodies with vaginas have been neglected,” it says.

‘Absolutely inexcusable language to refer to women and girls’

While the language is an attempt at inclusivity it has prompted a furious response, with some academics suggesting they will never work with the journal again.

An exhibition on the history of menstruation at the Vagina Museum in London.

Where does one even begin with that??

Well, one place to begin is with a statistic oft cited by The Great One.

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Go on, remind me why they should be allowed to vote.

AJ

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