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Maya Rudolph's 'Vajingle' Will Make You Laugh Til Your 'Hooha' Cries

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I remember how, growing up, speaking the word "vagina" out loud made pretty much everyone and their mother cringe.

NO ONE wanted to hear that shit.

So we came up with our cutsie-poo little nicknames for our lady flowers. 

Vajayjay. Hoo-ha. Vag. Coochie. Flower.

Our society's hatred of this vile (albeit totally proper and scientific) word is so extreme it led to a political scandal now known as "Vaginagate," in which two female U.S. politicians were banned — yes, seriously, BANNED! — from ever again addressing Michigan's house of representatives for using the V-word in their remarks.

Democratic state rep Lisa Brown closed her statements about proposed anti-abortion legislation by saying, "Mr Speaker, I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but 'no' means 'no.'" The house republicans were so enraged she was prohibited from making her scheduled statements pertaining to a school employee retirement bill.

What was so offensive exactly?

According to reports, "Majority floor leader, Jim Stamas, ruled that Brown's comments had violated the decorum of the house," and, "Another Republican, Nashville, MI, representative Mike Callton, added: 'What she said was offensive. It was so offensive I don't even want to say it in front of women. I would not say that in mixed company.'"

Wait. He wouldn't say "vagina" in mixed company? Would he say it with a group of his good ol' boys? What word should she have used? Hooha?

Then this morning I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, and while I am generally not one for watching commercials, this new one featuring Maya Rudolph for Seventh Generation has been shared by a friend whose sense of humor I always trust, so I clicked.

O ... M ... G ...

Not only is Rudolph's lyrical tone combined with lines like these hysterical, but WHOA!

  • "Hey, Mr. Chemical, stay away from my vajayjay ..."
  • "When I say down there, I'm speaking specifically of vaginas ..."
  • "Because a lady's body should soar on the wings and feel free. Who needs that shit in their lady bit?"

The magical triangle references just ... keep ... coming!

I love a good Google investigation, so I conducted a little search to see if there were any notable (or even un-notable) people or groups up in arms over this flagrant use of the proper term for part of female reproductive anatomy, and lo and behold, all I found was a slightly pissy wet blanket whining that regular old tampons work just fine too.

Not the point, people!

At least not for me.

I, for one, am a happy beaver (nudge-nudge-wink-wink) hearing the lilting tones of Vagina unleashed into the public air!

We've come a long way baby, indeed!