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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Everything you wanted to know about bodily functions but were afraid to put in a news story

Posted By on 09.10.08 at 04:36 PM

It's worth remembering that every time a journalist is too afraid to call a tampon a tampon, to paraphrase Anthony Lane, this sort of bullshit works just a little bit better, and every guy's complex about picking up maxi pads for his significant other gets a little worse. In the interest of equality I think we should refer to tissues and toilet paper exclusively as "unisex hygiene items."

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