[Ads-l] Another gender-distinction falls by the wayside?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 1 16:14:22 EDT 2017


> I _learned_ it [emphasis supplied]

That kind of sickening, disgusting, unnecessary, uncalled-for information
was not - and is not - taught in the United States, outside of medical
schools. My mother was a psychiatric social-worker. I didn’t learn it.
Rather, I *read* it in one of the books in her library, when I reached
puberty, ca. 1947. 😜

On Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 3:52 PM Chris Waigl <chris at lascribe.net> wrote:

> Indeed. I learned it as mons pubis independent of sex (or indeed
> species, as other animals have it) (and there's no anatomical reason to
> give it a different name). Peeking into the dictionary, I see "in women
> also called mons veneris".
>
>
> On 9/30/17 6:05 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:
> > Yes, but I don't think *mons pubis* was excluded.
> >
> > On Sep 27, 2017 11:28 PM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On tonight’s Broad City on Comedy Central, one of the “broads” speaks of
> > her “mons _pubis_.” Didn’t it used to be “mons _veneris_” for women,
> IIRC?.
> >
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