I Take Back Everything I Ever Said About Antonia Zerbisias
Go read. She's on fire today. A sample:
Can somebody please explain why so many well-intentioned people want to stick their noses between women's legs?
Whether we're talking those who would limit women's access to contraception or abortion, or those who believe that chastity is a "gift'' one gives to one's keeper – i.e. husband – or even those hordes of French feminists now protesting the legal annulment of a marriage because the bride lied about being a virgin, the medieval obsession with our vaginas continues unabated.
Myself, I'd claim that the obsession goes back much further than the Middle Ages, and at least, and calling it "medieval" is kind of a slur on the actual Middle Ages. After all, as evidenced by the scene in Gawain and the Green Knight, somebody had it figured out that women were, you know, people...