Why it matters to call external female genitalia ‘vulva’ not ‘vagina’ | Lynn Enright

Science The Guardian

Yes, vagina is the ‘common usage’ term at the moment, but getting it right is vital to female sexual agency When you find yourself mansplaining the term “mansplaining” to a worked-up faction of Twitter on a Sunday evening, you can assume you’re not getting the best out of your leisure time. And that’s not even the most foolish thing a man called Paul Bullen did over the weekend. On Saturday, the Guardian published an extract from an upcoming book, Womanhood: The Bare Reality by the photographer and writer Laura Dodsworth. Alongside photographs of external genitalia was first-person testimony …

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