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The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« on: April 02, 2010, 01:48:46 PM »
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/richard-adams-blog/2010/mar/16/tampon-vagina-kotex-advertising

For years, advertising for tampons and "sanitary products" have been shrouded in nebulous euphemism. So what happens when a US tampon-maker drops the coy messaging and goes straight for the jugular (so to speak)? Its ad gets banned by the major US television networks for mentioning the word vagina.

Even when the company substituted "down there" for vagina, two of the networks still wouldn't run the ad, so the company was forced to drop the idea altogether. That provoked Amanda Hess, author of The Sexist blog, to observe: "Now, the commercial contains no direct references to female genitalia ? you know, the place where the fucking tampon goes."

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Re: The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 04:56:26 PM »
That's just sad, the US has fallen so far. This sexism will not stand man.
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Re: The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 12:18:10 PM »
Yet the US refuses to forbid their huge porn industry...
Stop thinking too uptight, just take it easy and abide.

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Re: The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010, 01:05:17 AM »
That's unreal. When did vagina become a dirty word. We gotta bring it back dudes. Next time you're standing around the water cooler at work don't be afraid to say to your female colleagues "Hey, how's your vagina." See how many times a day you can bring up the word vagina during the day. I'm going to start right now. Vagina. heh heh, vagina.
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Re: The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2010, 03:53:42 AM »
Back in high school, in the '80's, I used to read National Lampoon. They ran a story that I'll never forget, it was called "My Vagina". The premise was a teenage dude wakes up one day to find that his Johnson has become a vagina. Fabulous stuff.

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Re: The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010, 10:45:51 AM »
Dude, that's disgusting! I picture a big, hairy guy standing there looking for his Johnson!
Would be cool to be a hot chick for a few days. "Vagina!!!!!!!!!!"
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Re: The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010, 05:34:49 PM »
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Next time you're standing around the water cooler at work don't be afraid to say to your female colleagues "Hey, how's your vagina."

All my colleagues are big, hairy arsed, strong men...this is not going to go down well man...but hey I'll give it a try next week and see what is said!  ;) ;D

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Re: The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2010, 03:07:25 PM »
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Next time you're standing around the water cooler at work don't be afraid to say to your female colleagues "Hey, how's your vagina."

Tried it today dudes....the responses I got were as follows:

"What the Fuck you talking about?" (hostile)

Mine's at home in bed mate. (Literal)

He's outside opening up! (comical)

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Re: The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2010, 11:04:30 AM »
I'm not entirely sure this is a sexist thing though. I think it's more of a sensitivity to genitalia as a whole. I mean even Viagra ads don't use the word penis and neither do late night "male enhancement" ads. To say that this is sexist against women I think is a bit unfair.

But that's just my opinion, man.
That's just like, my opinion man.

Re: The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2010, 10:30:58 PM »
You mean "Johnson?"
Is this your only ID?

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Re: The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2010, 04:34:13 AM »
You mean "Johnson?"

Yes, a dick, or rod or what have you. A lotta ins and a lotta outs with that one.  ;)
That's just like, my opinion man.

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Re: The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2010, 01:11:56 PM »
Dudes, I found the answer to our vagina problems. This video will speak for itself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WziyFLzOS_4
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Re: The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2010, 06:40:28 PM »
I was born in Australia lived the greater half of my life there, moved to Israel and have never understood how Vagina was a difficult for men to say, I mean I'm not from the states so I can't sympathize, but I'm well aware of what is and isn't polite conversation, now I will admit that I cuss like a sailor and I'm quite proud of it, because I believe that the words fuck, cunt son of a bich and motherfucker help to express anger and aggression far better than the more appropriate words in the English language, now what I don't get is how not saying vagina is an issue of sexism, I know most dudes spend more time talking about their dick than anything else, but that's men, the fact that some are uncomfortable with the word vagina for whatever reason it may be is their business and is not to be discriminated against a woman who deems it sexist.

I more than most pride myself in the fact that when I look at the world I see only two people good and bad, and by those distinctions I view my world, I make no discrimination between black white man woman, and if a man feels uncomfortable saying vagina like he may be uncomfortable saying fuck, that's his business.
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Re: The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2010, 08:19:31 PM »
My father had a Volvo which he always referred to as his Vulva.

I always think you don't hear the word 'Minge' often enough these days.
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Re: The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2010, 06:18:46 AM »
The word itself isn't the only thing that makes me uncomfortable about it...... *barf*......

 

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