A cervical cancer trust is being slammed for disgustingly suggesting that people call vaginas ‘bonus holes’ to avoid offending transgender people.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, based in the UK, suggested the language in 2020 – but it went viral after it was noticed by people and posted on Twitter.
“Bonus hole – An alternate word for vagina. It is important to check which words someone would prefer to use,” the glossary on the trust’s website reads.
A charity against cervical cancer pic.twitter.com/Y69kgv0M0D
—Graham Linehan (@Glinner) June 28, 2023
The website says, “Using the correct language to refer to someone’s gender identity is a simple and effective way to show support and recognition. If incorrect language is used without being corrected, someone may feel hurt or distressed. This can cause them to leave and possibly seek support elsewhere.
“Remember that everyone makes mistakes from time to time. It’s important that you acknowledge them, correct yourself, learn from them, and move on. Dwell on mistakes could make the person you’re talking to more uncomfortable,” the page continues.
According to a report from the Daily Caller, the glossary was produced in collaboration with the LGBT Foundation, a charity that campaigns for LGBT rights.
Naturally, the term “bonus hole” has not been well received on social media.
Women have really gone from “women” to “people birth” to “bonus holes” in the space of 5 years
— Tom Pappert (@realTomPappert) June 28, 2023
“Women have really gone from ‘women’ to ‘giving birth’ to ‘bonus holes’ in the space of 5 years,” Tom Pappert, editor of Valiant News Lives, tweeted.
Owners of the cervix were bad enough. Now they’re reframing women’s body parts to look like mini-golf pros?
— Melissa Chen (@MsMelChen) June 28, 2023