Gillian Anderson's Dress Makes People Talk About Body Parts

Gillian Anderson's Golden Globes Dress Sparks a Playful Debate on Vulvas vs. Vaginas – Why the Hype Matters in Everyday Talk!

Jan 10, 2024 - 11:07
Jan 10, 2024 - 11:07
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Gillian Anderson's Dress Makes People Talk About Body Parts
Gillian Anderson's Dress Makes People Talk About Body Parts

At the recent Golden Globes, Gillian Anderson wore a special dress. It had a unique design showing a part of the female body. But here's the thing: some people called it "vaginas," while others said it was "vulvas." What's the difference?

Dr. Jill Krapf, a doctor, talked about it on Instagram. She said we should use the right words for our body parts. Other doctors, like Dr. Mary Claire Haver and Dr. Karen Tang, agreed. They think it's important to use the correct words when talking about our bodies.

Quick lesson: The vulva is the outside part, with things like the labia, clitoris, and openings. The vagina is inside, like a tube connecting the vulva to the cervix.

Doctors say it's crucial to use the right words. For example, if you tell your doctor your "vulva" itches instead of your "vagina," it might mean different things. Also, using the correct words helps with preventing certain problems, especially for kids who are learning about their bodies.

Experts say we often use the word "vagina" when we're talking about all the female parts. But that's not accurate. Dr. Jennifer Wider says it's been a problem for a long time, partly because people are uncomfortable using the right words.

Dr. Shieva Ghofrany thinks it's because of a lack of education and hearing the wrong words in media. She says using the right words is essential for our health.

Despite the confusion, doctors agree that Gillian Anderson's dress is making people talk about our bodies. Dr. Wider and Dr. Ghofrany say it's good because it helps remove the shame and makes people talk more openly.

So, Anderson's dress is not just a fashion choice; it's starting an important conversation about our bodies. And it's a reminder that using the right words is essential for understanding and taking care of ourselves.

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