Happy Friday, everyone!
It’s time for another edition of the Hollywood Outsider, twodaymag’s weekly look at the world of pop culture and any other interesting new items given from the perspective of a guy who is completely uninformed about... most of it.
This week has the nation on the edge of their seats as the President is traveling around the country saying that he wants to keep the student loan interest rate low, while challenger Mitt Romney is traveling around saying... actually, he’s saying the exact same thing.
Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane!
It’s definitely a plane, but here are some headlines!
We live in a crazy world of equality these days, a world where men can get pregnant and women can drive.
Thomas Beatie, history’s first pregnant man, has separated from his wife of nine years, Nancy Beatie. The transgender man became famous for getting pregnant and giving birth no less than three times. The Outsider remembers reading about this story, but can’t remember the details about who the father is, how it happened and frankly is way too lazy to go look it up.
The interesting thing here is the separation. Thomas Beatie filed for divorce and has said that his wife was physically abusive on several occasions. One particular occasion said that while he was trying to prevent his very intoxicated wife from driving their kids to daycare, she pretty much freaked out, shoved him and eventually punched him the the crotch.
It’s safe to say that regardless of gender, getting punch in the crotch is an unpleasant experience. But one has to admire the lengths of stereotypical role reversal this couple is willing to go to. He gives birth to the kids, takes care of them, etc. while she comes home drunk and beats him.
If this was an example in the gender war, the Outsider isn’t sure which side to root for.
Throughout the course of modern history, there are several things people believe in that have yet to have any real scientific evidence: Bigfoot, psychic powers, astrology and the female G-spot.
The Outsider knows what you’re thinking, “There’s no scientific evidence for the G-spot? But I (insert personal G-spot story here)!” Right, that’s exactly the point; the only evidence for the G-spot is anecdotal.
The Outsider didn’t know that, either.
The G-spot was named in 1982 by sex researcher (yes that’s a thing) Beverly Whipple. It was named after Ernst Grafenberg, a scientist who noted women were reporting a pleasure center in the anterior wall of the vagina.
Since then, nobody has been able to figure out exactly what, where or even if the G-spot really is. Study after study failed to find a consistent spot.
Dr. Adam Ostrzenski, who heads up the institute of Gynecology (yes, that’s a thing too) in St. Petersburg, FL thinks he found it... in an 83-year-old female cadaver.
Now why exactly anyone would think to look for anything inside an 83-year-old female cadaver is puzzling to the Outsider, until he realized that’s exactly why it’s the perfect hiding place! Perhaps we should check other 83-year-old cadavers for other lost treasures, like Amelia Earhert’s remains or the city of Atlantis.
Ostrzenski claims the elusive spot was a “bluish grapelike cluster of tissue in a tiny sac.”
Well the Outsider has no doubt that Ostrzenski definitely found a “bluish grapelike cluster of tissue in a tiny sac.” But fails to see how finding anything in the human body with a sample size of one proves anything other than anecdotal.
It appears other medical professionals have taken the same view, saying that what was found could easily be a tumor or other anatomical anomaly.
So it looks like until further research can be done the G-spot remains a mystery.
What if this is one giant conspiracy? If the G-spot is located, then that gives scientists (and the rest of us) no real justification to continue looking for it. And what fun would that be?
Unless Nancy Beatie punches you there.
Perhaps this mystery is best left unsolved.
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