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I still have a hymen (or “vaginal corona”) ? And I thought I just had the box it came in!

Swedish group renames hymen ‘vaginal corona’

…(T)he term hymen is rooted in the Greek word for membrane. Rather than a fragile membrane that breaks, however, the hymen is actually multiple folds of mucous membrane.

The vaginal corona is a permanent part of a woman’s body throughout her life. It doesn’t disappear after she first has sexual intercourse, and most women don’t bleed the first time.

After reading the article, I have to say that I agree with the reasoning as to why there should be a name change, but I don’t really think it’s going to go far. It’s far better to just continue to work on taking virginity off the ridiculous pedestal upon which it has been placed than on trying to replace one word with another.

So What’s Different?

I saw the topic and thought, “Gosh, maybe I’ve missed something obvious. I’ve never been so good at this Girly-Girl thing. I should watch that.”

I watched it. I don’t feel enlightened.

Maybe it’s just been too long since I thought about this stuff, but what’s so different about applying make-up for 40-year-olds than it is for 20-year-olds? I get that people’s skin type might change, but that’s an individual thing. Where did this “no mascara on the bottom lashes” thing come from, and why?

Maybe someone who reads women’s magazines or watches TV can give me a clue here.

(Yep, this is a very shallow entry.)

Aw, poor widdle terrorist!

I know you’re all torn up to hear that Eric Rudolph is miserable in prison.1

“Using solitary confinement, Supermax is designed to inflict as much misery and pain as is constitutionally permissible,” he wrote in a letter.

No, really? That’s part of that whole deterrent factor, ya know? Jail isn’t supposed to be a vacation. Maybe you should have considered the possibility of losing a little time in the mountains before you took to being a bomber, Rudolph?

Of course, he still has his life to complain about, unlike some of his victims.

My real question, I suppose, is why is this news? What is our attention being redirected away from?


1 http://www.ajc.com/hp/content/shared-gen/ap/National/Eric_Rudolph.html?cxntnid=amn121106e

Planned Parenthood of Georgia Offers Free Emergency Contraception 12/6/06

From Planned Parenthood of Georgia:

Free EC! December 6, 2006!

We’re celebrating increased access to emergency contraception (EC)!

EC can safely and effectively prevent pregnancy if started within five days of unprotected sex. Everyone, regardless of age, can get EC at Planned Parenthood – and now, for people 18 and older, EC is available over the counter. Stop by one of our five Georgia health centers on December 6, 2006, and receive FREE EC (one per person) to keep at home – just in case.

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1-800-230-PLAN

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Have you bought emergency contraception?

I just read about it at Sex in the Public Square. I haven’t thought about it before, but what she says makes sense. If you’re a sexually active adult who could technically conceive, but you don’t want to have a child right now, it’s a good thing to keep on hand.

I’d be interested in hearing about your experiences in buying it OTC, if you do so. It isn’t an issue for us, so we don’t have a reason to buy any.

Spain bans unhealthily thin models

In a very unpopular move, Spain has banned appearances by fashion models who’s body mass index is too low.

Italy is considering following suit. The language in the legislation makes it clear that the purpose of the ban is to encourage healthier media images, due to the growing incidence of eating disorders diagnosed every year.

Frankly, I can’t begin to imagine the U.S. government even considering that kind of legislation. We do have a freer press here (on the surface, at least), but that doesn’t explain all the differences.