Cliteracy
June 3, 2015 10:03 PM   Subscribe

IN 1969, WE PUT A MAN ON THE MOON. IN 1982, WE INVENTED THE INTERNET. IN 1998, WE DISCOVERED THE FULL ANATOMY OF THE CLITORIS.
posted by the man of twists and turns (13 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite


 
Previously.
posted by gingerbeer at 10:18 PM on June 3, 2015


Pretty sure no one is saying Al Gore also is taking responsibility for this one.
posted by MoonOrb at 10:39 PM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


The royal we?
posted by boilermonster at 10:51 PM on June 3, 2015


The full anatomy of the what?
posted by Segundus at 11:17 PM on June 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Everyone knows the Kubrick faked the clitoris.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:23 PM on June 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


1982? Internet around a lot longer than that.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 11:28 PM on June 3, 2015


Invention and discovery are not the same thing, but it's cool how both seem to be limitless.
posted by three blind mice at 12:44 AM on June 4, 2015


“I think one of the reasons that we know so little about the clit as a general population is because it was information that no one thought was important enough for us to have.”

QFT. Great post. I (c)literally had no idea about the shape and now I really want a pair of earrings like this so people can comment on them and I can say "Well..."
posted by billiebee at 2:46 AM on June 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


QFT. Great post. I (c)literally had no idea about the shape and now I really want a pair of earrings like this so people can comment on them and I can say "Well..."

Those earrings are great! I wonder how long it will take for this information to filter into popular education and knowledge -- it's been ten years already and I think this is still basically unknown to most people.
posted by Dip Flash at 4:58 AM on June 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


Well, we keep sending expeditions out that never return. Of course there is going to be some mystery.
posted by clvrmnky at 5:04 AM on June 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


Paging showbiz_liz. showbiz_liz to the service counter.
posted by echocollate at 5:40 AM on June 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


I was aware of the sadly-recent, sadly-unheralded research on the clitoris, but hadn't seen it presented so well. Thanks!
posted by gilrain at 9:59 AM on June 4, 2015


Just back to say that I thought I shared this earlier on my Twitter feed but apparently I clicked the wrong button or something and shared it on FB (my partner just said oh hey I saw that link about the clitoris on your Facebook page). That I'm a sex-positive feminist who thinks it's disgraceful that we're not all taught about the structure of the clit in the same way as we're taught about the nose (ie it's just a body part, so what) and my immediate reaction was thinking AARGH MY MUM AND MY AUNTIES AND OH GOD EVERYONE WILL SEE THAT and blushing from the tips of my ears says something about how unspeakable it is. I mean hell, maybe they'll all learn something but oof.
posted by billiebee at 2:59 PM on June 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


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