Posts Tagged ‘genitalia’

Homophobia, Misogyny, and Other Social Ills Illuminated By Genital Surgery

The annual documentary film festival Silverdocs hits D.C. again this week. For the City Paper's coverage of this year's Nordic-heavy offerings, I reviewed Regretters, a documentary which unfolds as a long talk between two men who underwent sex-change operations to become female only to immediately regret the loss of their penises. Its accusatory title aside, [...]

Rap Sex Euphemism: “Baby Leg”

The cataloging of sexual euphemisms in rap music continues. This time:
EUPHEMISM: "Baby Leg."

Sexist Comments of the Week: Homophobic Penis Sketch Edition

Last week, readers theorized as to why art students avoid drawing the penises of nude models. Both David Quammen and John Hammack attest to students avoiding their genitalia by inserting an obscuring shade or a set of imaginary shorts over their crotches. Is homophobia and sexual repression to blame, or is free penis sketching a [...]

Kotex Can’t Say “Vagina” On TV

Say what you will about the era of Vajazzling—at least people are talking about vaginas, even if they're talking about replacing natural hairs with space crystals, and even if they are actually talking about the pubic area above the vagina, and even if the whole thing should really be called "Pubazzling." Some people don't even [...]

No Space For Men To Disclose Small Penis Size

Last year, we delved into the world of, an online dating network that caters to men with long penises—and the men and women who love them. Recently, a reader wrote in to ask if there exists any similar service for men with genitals on the opposite end of the ruler. He writes:
Hello Amanda, I [...]

Sexist Beatdown: Transphobia And Vagina Headshots Edition

Has Juwanna Mann inspired a whole league of transphobic idiots?
Morning, everyone. So, you know how members of your community—your boss, a police officer, officials from South Africa's track and field federation—will occasionally pull you aside and suggest, politely, that your entire existence up to this point has been a complete fraud, and everything you've ever [...]