Science-savvy lady journalists: Mic’s Elizabeth Plank thinks babies grow in the vagina
If men don’t know basic facts about a woman’s body, how can they legislate it?
America’s male elected officials continue to aggressively legislate women’s bodies in the year 2014, even though they often seem not to know basic facts about women.
To illustrate why this is a really serious problem, we decided to conduct a special experiment, asking men from Mic to do one simple thing: Draw a vagina. The goal? See how much educated men really know about women’s bodies.
The result? It went about as badly as you might have imagined.
The real takeaway? Funny as the video may be, our lawmakers’ lack of knowledge about women’s bodies shouldn’t be laughed off. Clearly, and unfortunately, the average male doesn’t know the first thing about a woman’s body, and some are suffering the very real negative consequences of this ignorance. Need proof? In 2014 alone, approximately 75% of anti-choice bills — laws that legislate only a woman’s autonomy — were sponsored by men.
Um, when we’re talking about abortion, we’re talking about the uterus.
Actually, the drawings are generally pretty accurate, given that the artists were rank amateurs without any training in medical illustration. Also, many of them are deliberately humorous–something that seems to have passed right over the head of Ms. Isaac Newton at Mic.
Also, I’d like to see the results when women are asked to draw a vagina.
h/t: FB friend Barry Garelick
Posted by Charlotte Allen