‘God, I was disgusting!’ – Ali Wong on why women’s bodies are the last taboo
They are? I thought we had rather more public display and conversation about them than ever before.
Why is it still so taboo for women to talk about bodily functions and all the fluids and secretions that ooze out of us?
What taboos about what secretions?
Oh, sure, the Guardian and the like are full of pieces shouting that “We’ve got to talk about menstruation. Why aren’t we?” but they get all huffy when told that by having just published 1200 words on the subject – for the dysmenorrheac 30th straight day in a row – they are in fact talking about menstruation.
True, the male conversation on the subject would be limited to “It happens. Cool.” but taboo? Today?