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.

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The Parable of the Shower

The Para­ble of the Show­er by Leah Bobet is an absolute­ly hilar­i­ous short sto­ry.

The angel of the LORD cometh upon you in the show­er at the worst pos­si­ble moment: one hand placed upon thy right but­tock and the oth­er bear­ing soap, radio blar­ing, hum­ming a hea­then song of sin.

Thanks to Sarah Mon­ette for the heads-up!

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Capucine’s Story!

This lit­tle girl has to be one of the cutest lit­tle dar­lings any­where! Her sto­ry is high­ly enter­tain­ing 🙂

Once upon a time… from Capucha on Vimeo.

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Broccoli Kitten Strikes Again!

Captain Pugwash LOVES Broccoli

I wish we lived close enough to Kim­ber­ly to adopt one of her pre-sweet­ened kit­tens!

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Proposition 8: The Musical!

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Meme: Reincarnation Placement Exam

Your result for Rein­car­na­tion Place­ment Exam…

Gypsy Camp

59% Intrigue, 44% Civ­i­liza­tion, 66% Human­i­ty, 59% Crowd­ed, 33% Busy.

You sing! You dance! You flee from the author­i­ties!

You were a bit dif­fi­cult to place, because you like civ­i­liza­tion and human­i­ty — but when it comes to work, you don’t real­ly fit into the sys­tem, the ruts and the rit­u­als, that mod­ern civ­i­liza­tion embraces. You like your own ways… your old ways.

We’ve placed you among a hardy Gyp­sy fam­i­ly. They’ll have you pluck­ing a vio­lin before you can talk, and danc­ing before you can walk. The road is your home, and your hors­es are mem­bers of your fam­i­ly. You get to wear lots of shiny things.

We expect that you’ll have a good life. Even if your peo­ple are sur­round­ed by a world where they don’t real­ly fit in, they have each oth­er, an oasis of com­pat­i­bil­i­ty in an unbal­anced world. We know you’ll make the most of it!

Take Rein­car­na­tion Place­ment Exam at HelloQuizzy

An Engineer’s Guide to Cats

Thanks to for the link 🙂

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Critter Funnies

Some­one on my LJ read­ing list post­ed a link to this very amus­ing bit about Scenic Hors­es, which sound to me like the very best sort of hors­es.

As a result, some­one else linked to I Has a Sweet Pota­to, which made me laugh so hard my dim­ples are sore. , I have a feel­ing that your and Seth’s dogs have cousins out there some­where.

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Dr. Horrible!

Go go go! This is the last day to see it free!

If it comes out on DVD as hoped, we’ll be buy­ing a copy. It’s hilar­i­ous.

Oh! There’s also a Cap­tain Ham­mer com­ic!

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