"I have absolutely no control over my _public_ muscles."

Paul Frank paulfrank at POST.HARVARD.EDU
Tue Dec 7 04:27:19 UTC 2010

Paul Frank
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On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 4:31 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Spoken by a young white woman of 23, a college grad, who had
> self-diagnosed herself via Google as being afflicted with vaginismus.
> Apparently, she'd never had occasion to hear the word "pubic" spoken,
> being familiar with it only as a consequence of her research.
> "That speaks volumes," to coin a phrase, about the depth and breadth
> of gender-education in the United States.

Gender education or sex education?


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