There is no question that many feminists are aware of the fact that simply because a woman makes a sexist or misogynistic joke doesn’t mean it loses its gendered punch. What do you think of women who manipulate a sexist power structure instead of fighting it to try to get ahead? I discuss the advertising of Whitney Cummings’ new TV show here - tell me your thoughts.
First, douching is actually not good for you - it disrupts the balance of good versus not so good bacteria, which maintains a certain acidity level which in turn is key to a healthy vagina. Douching can disrupt this balance, which can cause an over-growth of the bad bacteria. This can lead to yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis; both of which are uncomfortable and cause symptoms that are more disruptive than the non-existent issues one thought they were getting rid of in the first place.
It doesn’t take a genius to deduce that these people are telling women that their vagina needs to smell like a Laura Ashley store. It doesn’t. It should look and smell the way it has for centuries. Vaginas have spawned babies for generations without the help of re-branding and perfume, and it seems the marketing effort could be better spent educating men and women that the vagina isn’t supposed to be the site of daisy chain making and delicate blossoms.