Feminists want "vagina" all to themselves?

An ... interesting quote of the day from radio host Michael Smerconish, who prefers the term "vajayjay" for its "warm and fuzzy connotation."

By Page Rockwell
November 2, 2007 9:15PM (UTC)
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"Vagina is a tough word that refuses to roll easily off the tongue. It has such a sense of taboo that nobody feels totally comfortable talking about it -- not even women, but especially men. So use of the word remains almost exclusively to the feminists.

"I can't quite put my finger on it, but it seems that vajayjay is different. Unlike the starkly clinical vagina, I see a vajayjay as a happy and inviting place, with a warm and fuzzy connotation. Vajayjay says 'hello ... welcome' and 'open for business.' 'Vagina' screams textbook. 'Vajayjay' says Facebook.


"In short, 'vajayjay' has got us thinking outside of the box, which makes the feminists nervous. They want to keep 'vagina' all to themselves. That is why they are vajayjay naysayers."

-- Radio host and Philadelphia Daily News columnist Michael Smerconish on the recent "vagina" vs. "vajayjay" debate.

Page Rockwell

Page Rockwell is Salon's editorial project manager.

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