A friend of mine posted an update on his Facebook page that read: STEEL VAGINA!!!
Within 2 minutes a self-identified gay man posted the following response: Prolly cuts down on the smell.
And of course, I responded in the thread with: Leave it to a gay man to make the same tired-ass comment about how a woman’s vagina smells.
I’m so fed up with this kind of sexist and hateful running off-of-the-mouth, especially from a group of people who – in my opinion – make jokes about a woman’s vagina just to prove they’re gay. A friend of mine once suggested that gay men who repeatedly make jokes about a woman’s vagina do so because they feel the need to justify why they’re gay. It seems ridiculous to me that one would stoop to such a pathetic tactic, but I’m not a self-loathing queer so I get completely lost in that warped logic.
Months ago, I ended a friendship with a gay man who refused to respect his fellow lesbian sisters. Without fail, every time we saw him, he cracked a joke about a woman’s vagina: “It smells like fish,” or “I don’t like the taste of vinegar,” or “I don’t wanna have to pinch my nose to eat it.” I finally asked him, “Do you hear us making jokes about gay men?” His response was “No.” So I asked, “Then why do you make lesbians the butt of your jokes?” No response.
I’m not sure what that kind of gay man (yep, I said “that kind”) thinks he’s accomplishing by alienating the female segment of our community, but I can tell ya this much . . . nothing good comes out of that kind of behavior. That kind of gay man looks stupid – and his jokes seriously lack creativity.
As for the Steel Vaginas comment . . . apparently the update was referring to a comment made in Boomerang by Grace Jones. She wanted Steel Vaginas to be the name of her new perfume. It has a nice ring to it, I think.