Monday, October 31, 2005

The Vanishing Vagina

Vaginas. Seventeen magazine. Albertson's groceries.

Apparently, these three things do not play well together.

Albertson's chain of some 2,500 stores has pulled the current issue of the teen magazine from the stands because of a 2-page story that addresses the facts and fictions surrounding the celebrated maw of mystery.

Associated Press, presumably amid some smirking in the newsroom, described the offending section:

"The article, titled 'Vagina 101,' shows a drawing of a woman's genitalia with arrows pointing out the clitoris, the labia majora, the labia minora, the hymen and the anus. It provides a short description of each part of the anatomy, under the headline 'Owner's Manual.' On the second page, the author addresses what's normal and what's not."

Boy, the execs at Albertson's are such pus- .... oh, never mind.


At 10:01 AM, Blogger MDC said...

In a perfect world we would all have Barbie and Ken-like genetalia (or lack thereof) and then nobody would ever have do deal with the dirty business, of being a living human being.

At 12:22 AM, Anonymous L 12 said...

"Albertsons, it's your store" - I guess not if we want to know anything about anatomy.

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Conrad Spencer said...

Not only do I question why Albertson's finds factual biological information offensive, I also wonder what's wrong with our schools that teens need Seventeen magazine to teach basic anatomy.

At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried to find out if there are Albertson's in Ohio...but this progressive grocery chain's web site is down with an apology. Is it OKC-based? Where is it?

At 3:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Cleanup on aisle 4!"


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