Wednesday, March 4, 2015

TULIPS & SUZIE

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Some of you are quite imaginative with your guesses.* The clue for today is that the sender of the tulips has been mentioned on my blog, and I've been mentioned on the sender's blog.

Where are the tulips today?


Oh, how nice. They've decided to visit the bedroom. They're on top of the wardrobe with my Teddy Bear and my angels.

Now I have a story to tell you about my training when I went to work in the nursing home. One day in class, a student said she'd had to, you know, clean, you know, like, a patient's suzie.

What is a suzie? I demanded.

You know, like in between her legs, you know, she answered.

Our instructor said, Suzie is a word that's used locally to mean vagina.

Well, I've never heard that before, I said.

And we're not going to use it on the job, said the instructor, because we're going to use correct terms.

Remember the George Carlin video (HERE)? I wrote, Notice, please, that we (Americans) change words as we try to depart from reality.

That brings us back to vaginas. You might not have seen the following video, or you might like to watch it again. It's Eve Ensler in The Vagina Monologues:






While Ensler asserts that vagina is not a sexy word, her video reminds us that a vagina is a vagina. It's not a suzie, a twat, or a split knish. I imagine some cowboy pushing back his hat to say, I'm gonna get me some pussy.

Well, buddy, it's not a pussy. It's a vagina, and it's part of a woman's body. Let's not turn it into something as unrealistic and unimportant sounding as a pussy––a cat to be owned by anyone. I wonder how many rapists think, I'm after vagina tonight. I'm gonna beat the crap outa that woman so I can take out my anger on her vagina.

Yes, the vagina is part of a woman's body. It's a tender part, an easily injured part, a too easily invaded part. If a man stopped to think that a woman has a body part called a vagina, instead of thinking he's gonna get him some pussy, do you think a chance exists that he would think of the woman as a woman, and not as a thing to be owned?

I don't think so, either, but I have to toss the idea into the ether and see where it lands.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

*For information about the contest, please click HERE.

25 comments:

  1. I can see a man's face squirm if they had to say the word vagina. They can "pet" a pussy but have no idea how to deal with vagina. Oh well it will take many, many, many years, if ever, before women will not be looked at as an object especially when women place themselves in that way and think it is aok (J Lo and that other woman showing off their butts in the video)

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    1. I'm sick of those women's rear ends. You don't see a man growing a big butt and then sticking it out to have "sexy" pictures taken.

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  2. The flowers are beautiful!!!
    Since we aren't supposed to call it anything but a vagina I guess I shouldn't tell you that it has been called a Hoot Nanny in the past.

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  3. I'm sure my neighbor Suzy would not appreciate the 'name after'. Okay, so can I guess for Fish Ducky? What was the reason for the tulips?

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    1. The reason was my birthday (I'm 26), and fishducky was not the sender, though I know she loves me.

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  4. I'd rather have the proper name used, rather than all the other terminology that's been concocted.

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    1. In bed, in private, between a man and woman in love, I don't care what words they agree to use. Otherwise, it's a vagina.

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  5. I believe if men simply were raised and expected to view women as persons like themselves it would be a far better world. I just erased the rest of my remarks on the current state of the world. Awful for those poor tulips to hear.

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    1. The tulips were shocked and then grateful when you hit delete. Will the day ever arrive when women are human beings and not something to hit on?

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  6. Those tulips are really getting around, although I have no clue who gave then to you.

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    1. I've enjoyed moving them around the house.

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  7. OMG! George Carlin sent you the tulips - I knew it!

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    1. I'm afraid George Carlin has been dead for a while.

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  8. And to think that my stepmother(Sue) does not like the term lazy susan!

    Are the tulips from fishducky?

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    1. No fishducky. I don't care much for "plain Jane."

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  9. I still think it was Mary who sent them.

    Perhaps if men were 'domesticated' for several millenia?

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    1. Definitely not Mary, though I admire her. Will men or women make changes extreme enough so they are no longer referred to as "girl" as in, Hey girl bring me a cup of coffee?

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  10. I'm not mature. I liked vajayjay from Grey's Anatomy.

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  11. AMEN...I hope a of men read this post and become more respectful...

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    1. If even one man reads it and learns something, then we're off to a good start.

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  12. Flowers are pretty. You made me think of Oprah calling it the Hoo Hoo.

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    1. Hoo Hoo! Up, up and away! It sounds like a ride at an amusement park.

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  13. Must I still guess? No one has gotten it yet?

    My new guess: an enemy of Willy Dunne Wooters.

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