A candid OB / GYN social media savvy has called on Twitter to ban the word & # 39; vagina & # 39; in promotional advertisements.
Dr. Jen Gunter, 53, went to the platform to wonder why the word was deemed inappropriate after Kensington Books tried to advertise paid for The Vagina Bible, her book on female anatomy.
The San Francisco-based physician asked Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, 42, whom she tagged in her tweet and asked why the word vagina – which she points out – an anatomical term is not a dirty word & # 39; – could not be used.
Internet gyno: Dr. Jen Gunter, 53, threw Twitter because he did not allow the word vagina to be used in promotional ads because it is a & # 39; dirty word & # 39; is
Blocked: Kensington Books, the publisher of Dr. Gunter said they could not use the anatomically correct word in a promotional advertisement on social media
& # 39; Our social inability to say vagina as we say elbow is one of the reasons why I was on vagina in the title, & # 39; the medical expert further explained.
& # 39; If we are not allowed to say a word, it is implicitly dirty or shameful. It is ridiculous not to be able to buy an advertisement because of the word vagina for a book about vagina & # 39; s. & # 39;
Dr. Gunter's tweet drew hundreds of angry reactions from users who begged the hypocrisy that people could tweet any kind of vitriol or abuse they wanted without being reprimanded.
& # 39; Are you joking? Myself and every woman I know is called a punishment here at least once a day without punishment, but they don't allow a vagina, & a user asked.
Excitement: Gunter & # 39; s demystifying book about the vagina is long awaited
Praise: Dr. Gunter has been praised online by some of her 200,000 followers on Twitter who thanked her for writing & # 39; a book by a woman for women & # 39;
& # 39; So the primatologist I'm following can talk about monkey sex on Twitter all day (what she should be able to do!), But a gynecologist can't talk about vagina & # 39; s? (Wtaf)? That's a 5th level misogyny there, & said a California-based male user.
Another simply stated: & # 39; Can your publisher say the word penis? Ask a friend & # 39 ;.
The long-awaited book by Dr. Gunter is intended to help demystify the false facts that bombard women daily with regard to their sexual and reproductive health.
& # 39; I'm really just trying to give women information so they can make informed choices, & # 39; Dr. told Gunter NPR recently. & # 39; Misinformation is the opposite of feminism. Making a competent decision requires accurate information. & # 39;
Her book comes from the hugely successful blog, Wielding the Lassoo of Truth, with which she started ten years ago.
Support: social media users jumped in the defense of dr. Gunter and shouted how ridiculous it was for Twitter not to allow the word vagina with everything else on the platform
LOL: The debate in the comments led to this hilarious exchange
Dr. Gunter, also called & # 39; the local gynecologist from the internet & # 39; mentioned, would cover topics such as abortion – she slammed President Trump's views on restricting the reproductive rights of American women and access to late abortions and even whether women should eat the placenta.
Klaxon: After regularly invoking non-evidence-based statements, Dr. Gunter the online expert for everything related to vaginal health
Her position as an Internet truthful nonconformist came when she took over the Goop wellness empire from Gwyneth Paltrow and their approval for vaginal steaming and products such as jade eggs intended to be inserted into the vagina for sexual & # 39; energy & # 39; to cultivate slammed.
At the time, she called it publicly & # 39; a load of waste & # 39; and she warned women that these $ 66 eggs could cause & # 39; an infection & # 39 ;.
Her protest was enough for people to watch out for. In 2018, Goop paid $ 145,000 to settle a civil lawsuit in California for making claims that were not supported by scientific evidence and agreed to repay women who had bought the eggs.
When reality star Khloé Kardashian recommended women to use vitamin E oil to moisturize and strengthen their vaginal walls & # 39 ;, Dr. Gunter: & # 39; You should definitely not do this & # 39 ;, warning that the effect of the oil on the protective bacteria and lining of the vagina is unknown.
Routinely invoking non-evidence-based wisdom about vaginal health eventually led Dr. Gunter was offered two regular health columns at the New York Times.
She recently told the Daily Mail that she is still angry after the Goop team her & # 39; strangely confident & # 39; mentioned about how the vagina works. The brand also claimed that they were the reason she & # 39; n considered such medicine.
& # 39; Like when my medical school, residence and fellowship helped me practice for 24 years? & # 39; she said. & # 39; I think they also wrote all my posts and columns. & # 39;
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