Hear no Evil, See no Evil, Speak of no Vagina . . .

12 Feb

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak of no vagina . . .

Once again I owe a thank you to Jersey Shore for this post. On the latest episode Snooki and Deena were trying to move a bed and couldn’t get it through the door way. Snooki compared it to Vinny’s “penis not fitting in her pin hole.” Then about 5 minutes later in the show Snooki says that the girls room “smells like vagina.” The only difference – you didn’t actually hear the word “vagina” because it was bleeped out.

The FCC has defined profanity as,

including language so grossly offensive to members of the public who actually hear it as to amount to a nuisance.

The FCC on censoring content:

The material must depict or describe, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by applicable law; An average person, applying contemporary community standards, must find that the material, as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest;

Still not sure how this justifies saying penis on late night MTV, but not vagina. Unless the majority of people are less offended by the word ‘penis’ than they are by the word ‘vagina’, which sadly, I would guess is the case.

Thought this Kotex U commercials was pretty relevant.


One Response to “Hear no Evil, See no Evil, Speak of no Vagina . . .”

  1. Dick Patterson February 12, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    I know they know what it is, but not what to call it.
    I love it when people are embarresed by naming body parts!

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