The Waves: The Vagina Et. Al.

The Waves: The Vagina Et. Al.

By Slate Podcasts

Slate Culture

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 Recommendations: 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.  Send your comments and recommendations on what to cover to thewaves@slate.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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