2016年11月6日 星期日

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A third of Chinese women have never heard of tampons. Now their sanitary towels turn out to be fakes
A once-taboo subject is emerging into the open
ECONOMIST.COM

Ladies and gentlemen, your Republican presidential nominee.





Donald Trump Reportedly Complained To Howard Stern That ‘Vagina Is Expensive’
Oh God.
HUFFINGTONPOST.COM|作者:IGOR BOBIC





最近歐美各地針對兩種民生消費品的課稅問題引發許多討論,其一是含糖飲料稅(Soda Tax),另一是衛生棉稅(Tampon Tax)。雖然對個別消費者而言,每次僅涉及微不足道的幾塊錢,但整體加總起來卻是幾億元的公共收入增減。

Tampon tax: David Cameron announces end to VAT on sanitary ...


www.independent.co.uk › News › UK › UK Politics

Mar 21, 2016 - David Cameron has confirmed the Government will abolish the so-called tampon tax. In a speech to the House of Commons, the Prime Minister said: "Britain will be able  to have a zero rate for sanitary products, meaning the end of the tampon tax."


African Studies Give Women Hope in H.I.V. Fight
By CELIA W. DUGGER
Two new studies found different ways to sharply cut H.I.V. infections among women: a vaginal gel and a system of cash payments.










Silenced Lawmaker To Perform Vagina Monologues
At least nine Michigan legislators will take part in reading the play on the Capitol steps in Lansing.

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Eve Ensler will take part in the reading of her 1996 play, The Vagina Monologues Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images
There’s going to be a lot of talk about vaginas around the Capitol in Lansing, Mich., mere days after a female lawmaker was banned from speaking in the state House after she dared to utter the word “vagina” during a debate on an anti-abortion bill. At least nine female legislators are going to join playwright Even Ensler Monday night for a reading of her famous 1996 play, The Vagina Monologues, on the Capitol steps, reports the Detroit Free Press.
State Rep. Lisa Brown, who initially sparked the controversy Wednesday by saying, “I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but no means no,” will take part in the reading, reports the Detroit News.
“Censoring a woman for saying a word that is a body part that 51 percent of their constituents have is a repression that we have not and should not ever witness in this country,” Ensler said.
Brown penned an op-ed piece for the Detroit News Saturday in which she expresses her “outrage that this legislative body wants to dictate not only what women can do, but also what we can say.” Although male lawmakers “have no problem passing laws about my vagina … when I dared mention its name, they became outraged.”


tampon
ˈtampɒn/
noun
  1. 1.
    a plug of soft material inserted into the vagina to absorb menstrual blood.
  2. 2.
    MEDICINE
    a plug of material used to stop a wound or block an opening in the body and absorb blood or secretions.
verb
  1. 1.
    plug with a tampon.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the commune of Réunion, see Le Tampon.
A tampon with applicator
The elements of a tampon with applicator. Left: the bigger tube ("penetrator"). Center: cotton tampon with attached string. Right: the narrower tube.
Digital tampon (tampon sold without applicator).
tampon is a mass of absorbent material, primarily used as a feminine hygiene product. Historically, the word "tampon" originated from the medieval French word "tampion", meaning a piece of cloth to stop a hole, a stampplug, or stopper.[1] At present, tampons are designed to be easily inserted into the vagina during menstruation and absorb the menstrual flow. However, using tampons may be difficult or impossible for those with untreated vaginismus or an untreated imperforate hymen. Several countries regulate tampons as medical devices. In the United States, they are considered to be a Class II medical device by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They are sometimes used for hemostasis in surgery.



vagina 

Pronunciation: /vəˈdʒʌɪnə/ 

NOUN (plural vaginas or vaginae /vəˈdʒʌɪniː/)

1The muscular tube leading from the external genitals to the cervix of the uterus in women and most female mammals.
2Botany & Zoology Any sheath-like structure, especially a sheath formed round a stem by the base of a leaf.



Derivatives

vaginally
ADVERB

Origin

Late 17th century: from Latin, literally 'sheath, scabbard'.


vagina[va・gi・na]

  • 発音記号[vədʒáinə][名](複 〜s, -nae 〔-ni〕)
1 《解剖学》
(1)(ちつ).
(2)(しょう)(さや状の部分・器官).
2 ((俗))(女性の)陰部, 性器. ▼((卑))でbeaver, box, cunt, pussy, snatchなど. ⇒OVIDUCT
3 《植物》葉鞘.
[ラテン語「刀剣のさや」]

virginal
[形]1 処女[童貞]の, 処女[童貞]らしい;処女[童貞]を続ける.2 清純な, 純潔の, 汚れていない;人跡未踏の the virginal surface of the moonまだだれも...

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