- July 13, 2023 at 5:35 pm #34446AngelKeymaster
You might have caught my testy retort that I prefer ‘uterine tubes’ to the more traditional name ‘fallopian tubes’. Check out this article and share your thoughts: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20180531-how-womens-body-parts-have-been-named-after-menOctober 3, 2023 at 11:38 am #34806KimParticipant
I definitely agree with the articles statements about how terms for female anatomy are often much more sexualized than those for male anatomy. It is also important to point out the oftentimes sexist names for those body parts, and what types of misconceptions can be caused by those names. I think that renaming certain parts of the anatomy could be helpful in combatting these issues, as sexist and misleading naming can help to reinforce misconceptions and certain attitudes surrounding female anatomy.October 13, 2023 at 2:42 pm #34814Jenn WParticipant
While I agree with what the article is saying,it is hard to start changing names now. Until this article, I didn’t even realize that our body parts were named after men (with the exception of the G-spot)which lots of men still can’t find 🤪. Having the opportunity to learn the history and the stories, we continue to evolve. We shouldn’t erase what happened, but rather learn from it and do better, while being more inclusive from now on. Like most of history, we can have these discussions and move forward in a much more positive manner.
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