The Waves: The Vagina Et. Al.
Thursday, 14 April
On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate senior editor Shannon Palus is joined by science journalist, Rachel E. Gross to talk all about female anatomy. They discuss Rachel’s new book, Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage and how much science has to learn when it comes to diagnosing female maladies. Then they get into ovaries and all the misconceptions about these “egg baskets.”
In Slate Plus, is the term “pussy” feminist?
Articles discussed in this episode:
The Word for Anatomy That Shouldn’t Be “Vulgar” by Zoe Mendelson
Seventeen Years of Bad Sex by Allyson Rudolph
Ovaries Are Prone to ‘Exhaustion’ and ‘Fatigue.’ Or Are They? By Rachel Gross
Shannon: Wearing wide-legged jeans.
Rachel: Showing yourself some, ah-hem, love.
Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Shannon Palus and Alicia Montgomery.
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