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    Default Biology Teacher Faces Investigation for Use Of Word ‘Vagina’ in Anatomy Lesson

    A biology teacher from Idaho is under investigation by the state's professional standards commission following his shocking attempt to teach his students what a vagina is. For those of you who were not raised by deviants, FYI: a vagina is a reproductive organ belonging to all female placental mammals. Once a month, human vaginas spew forth blood because they are agents of evil and decay. The only time a human child should ever see or think about a vagina is the moment that they slither out of it, and then never again.

    Sarcasm aside, this is an extreme and depressing version of the anti-woman rhetoric that has seen a recent upsurge in the landscape of sexual politics. The teacher in question, Tim McDaniel, received complaints from several parents who "were offended that he explained the biology of an orgasm and included the word ‘vagina' during his lesson on the human reproductive system in a tenth-grade biology course."


    Although the district's superintendent claims that it is "highly unlikely" that McDaniel will be dismissed as a result of the complaints, his willingness to even consider disciplinary action is horrifying. The fact that any parent could be offended by the inclusion of the word "vagina" in a tenth grade biology class, during a lesson on the human reproductive system — and the fact that any school official could consider such offense a legitimate response — reveals a terrifying willingness to malign women's bodies (and, by extension, their sexuality) as abnormal and shameful. This reifies a belief that women's right to sexual expression and autonomy is not truly a right, wherein any mention of female anatomy — even one that comes directly from a textbook — is automatically prurient and inappropriate. Preventing young women (and young men!) from having an open discourse about the female reproductive system quite obviously precludes the possibility of having a conversation about what basic rights and dignities those in possession of a female reproductive system deserve. This serves to propagate the pernicious idea that women's issues are not universal; it's part of the logic that allows those in power to possess a willful ignorance about rape, contraception, and sexual harassment.


    How will women ever hope to have sexual agency — in a time during which that agency is coming under constant attack by right-wing groups — if they are forbidden from speaking and learning about their own bodies and subjected to a way of thinking that views them as dirty? Patriarchy and, by extension, rape culture thrive as a result of those who normalize and validate a traditional construction of masculine sexuality while overlooking, ignoring, or suppressing those forms of desire that exist independently from it. To give credence to the view that vaginas have no place in a high school biology curriculum (although penises are totally okay) is to disrespect women and obfuscate their sexuality. This not only dissuades young women from taking pride in their own bodies, but also upholds a gendered hierarchy in which misunderstanding female anatomy is inextricably linked with being disgusted or embarrassed by it. To take the vagina out of the discussion of sex and reproduction as though it is a non-essential part is not only immensely idiotic and counter-intuitive, it is also beyond disempowering.


    "State Investigates Complaint about Dietrich Science Teacher's Human Reproduction Lesson" [Magicvalley.com]

    Biology Teacher Faces Investigation for Use Of Word 'Vagina' in Anatomy Lesson
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    What fucking nonsense. What was he supposed to teach 10th graders? That a stork brings babies, or that mommy and daddy have special hugs that make babies?
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    I would presume most 10th graders have learned how to use their or their girlfriend's vaginas and are having sex and unplanned pregnancies . So complaining about his use of the word is absurd.

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    For Pete's sake. These students have access to an entire internet-what is left to hide? At least let them learn the correct names and/or usage from a teacher. This makes me want to pulll out my hair.
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    you've got to be fucking kidding me with this. somebody please slap those parents. hard.
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    "Because of what Mr. McDaniel taught, my daughter has now found out what goes on under her chastity belt!"

    "If Mr. McDaniel is not stopped, he might be emboldened to describe the Earth as spherical in shape."
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    Jeebus H. What would you like him to call it? Your hoo-hoo?????
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    People are fucking ridiculous. I'm sure most of those little bastards in his class watch porn on their iPhones.
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    I clicked the link to the original news article and was reading the comments. Apparently, this town is predominately Mormon. This man has been teaching this course for 18 years without complaint so the guess is that the complaints are coming from 4 very strict, very zealous LDS members.

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    if they're strict LDS, by 10th grade their daughters have probably already been married off to some old dude so they're using their vaginas. i bet they had more of an issue with the teacher telling them about orgasms, or that women can have them.
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    I'm losing my faith in humanity. Does no one use Common Sense any more?

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    He probably should have used Twat, pussy, or cunt then.
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    And that's the message that we deliver to little kids
    And expect them not to know what a woman's clitoris is
    Of course they gonna know what intercourse is
    By the time they hit fourth grade
    They got the Discovery Channel don't they?
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    Default High School Science Teacher In Trouble For Saying The Word Vagina



    A high school science teacher in Idaho is being investigated for using the word “vagina” while teaching a biology lesson about the about the female orgasm.
    “I teach straight out of the textbook, I don’t include anything that the textbook doesn’t mention … But I give every student the option not attend this class when I teach on the reproductive system if they don’t feel comfortable with the material,” said Tim McDaniel, the 10th grade science teacher at Deitrich School who dropped the V-Bomb.

    Some parents in the community, of which more than 60 percent of families are members of the Mormon Church, complained to the school board about McDaniel’s lesson, requesting that they fire him. His students don’t feel the same way and have rallied in support of him, creating a Facebook page that reveals the real agenda behind behind the complaints:

    “[T]here are a couple people in the community that are trying to get Mr. McDaniel fired for teaching the reproductive system, climate change, and several other science subjects … All these subjects were taught from the book and in good taste. He cares for each of his students and goes the extra mile to help them all. Now is the time for us to help by supporting him!”
    “It is highly unlikely it would end with his dismissal … Maybe a letter of reprimand from the school board,” said Dietrich Superintendent Neil Hollingshead of the incident.
    To that McDaniel replied, “I’ve done nothing wrong, I told them I won’t sign [a letter of reprimand].”
    Damn right he didn’t! I’m fist pumping here from my desk. Go Tim McDaniel and your students! When, as a society, will we stop thinking of vaginas as taboo or offensive? Learning about our anatomies should not be optional education, either. Sex-ed should be required. This insanity must stop.[Raw Story]

    High School Science Teacher In Trouble For Saying The Word Vagina When Teaching About Vaginas

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    Shame on him for not using the correct term, "hoo-hah".
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