I was told at an event tonight that my name (Nikki) means “f*ck me” in Arabic – by someone who claims to be fluent. If any of you know Arabic, please verify!
I was watching “Mean Girls” on MTV last night and was all prepared to giggle when the chubby girl in the gym scene at the end says, “I can’t help it that I have a heavy flow and a wide-set vagina.”
Except, MTV decided to bleep out the part about the wide-set vagina.
Okay, I thought. Weird, but whatever! In the next minute of the same scene, however, MTV left “bitch”, “slut”, and “whore” decidedly UNbleeped. I was flabbergasted! Since when is “vagina” a dirtier word than “slut”?
I don’t want to get all feminazi over here, but it does go to show how our culture regards women and how it defines misogyny. Am I crazy to prefer my kid coming to me asking about vaginas than bitches and ho’s? Maybe it’s just me.