Thus, saying you “care for vaginas” or “respect vaginas” has become shorthand for proclaiming you support any number of issues: access to birth control! better healthcare for women! equal pay!

It seems that cheekily, vociferously chatting about vaginas has become the fastest way to show off that you are an empowered feminist. Throwing around such a “taboo” anatomical term must prove you support progressive sexual and gender-related causes!

Unfortunately, saying “vagina” or even loudly proclaiming love for one and all vaginas does not accomplish any of these tasks.