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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Sep 30 22:31:43 EDT 2017


Be that as it may, this week’s episode wasn't quite as educational as the previous week’s, through which I acquired the very useful anatomical term "tunica albuginea”, when Abbi’s temporary beau Trey, in medias res, experiences…well, something which I wasn’t sure was an Actual Thing, before I confirmed its existence through the usual authoritative source (well, better than confirming it in other ways):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penile_fracture

Yup, what happens when the ol’ tunica albuginea acts up.  Note too the reference in §5 of the above Wiki-entry to the relevant “Legal issues”, featuring the landmark case of Doe v. Moe (http://masscases.com/cases/app/63/63massappct516.html).

You’re welcome.

LH


> On Sep 30, 2017, at 10:05 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Yes, but I don't think *mons pubis* was excluded.
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> On Sep 27, 2017 11:28 PM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> 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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