Friday, June 10, 2011

Educational Film Of The Day: It's Wonderful Being A Girl

Yesterday's bike safety video reminded Liz, Canary Girl and Daisy of this little gem. Please hold all questions until after the presentation, at which time you can ask any one of those three for an answer.

21 comments:

  1. "What if your hair needs washing?" hahaha! :D

    "Your body awakens internally" and makes you miserable for one week out of every month for the next 40 years. Oh yes, it's wonderful being a girl. (sarcasm font on that last sentence)

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  2. Uh, thanks, Cary.

    "No need to mope around just because you're menstruating." No indeedy. I solve the problem by moping around all the time. Going on 40 years now, in fact.

    (If the girl had a big stain on the back of her skirt it would have been more believable.)

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  3. Yes, back before we knew any better, menarche was a neat thing, meaning you were approaching adulthood. That got old, really fast. Collective weeks of misery, PMS, an army of ruined clothing and undergarments later, we dream of the day we no longer have periods.

    Wonderful being a girl...my ass. Menopause can't get here a moment too soon for me.

    These "educational" videos always jeeb me out. I saw a few in elementary and Jr. HS, but thankfully, not this or yesterday's monkey-bike horror show.

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  4. If only the teacher had actually said "So let's begin by examining our vaginas", this film would have had a much larger cult following.

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  5. How appropriate to have "It's not a tooma!" as t-shirt of the day right next to this.

    sonya johnson wrote:
    Wonderful being a girl...my ass. Menopause can't get here a moment too soon for me.

    You're in luck. I think those same actors got together recently and made a menopause instructional video.

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  6. @ molly's mom

    I was sure that was why they put the girls in one room and the boys in another when we watched those stupid movies in sex-ed.

    Next thing you're gonna tell me they really didn't teach you girls how to dress up in nighties and playfully pillow fight until a few of you accidentally fell on top of each other and decided to practice kissing to see what it's really like....



    Oh sorry.

    Uh..I mean, so sex-ed was boring for you ladies then?

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  7. I hated the teacher in this - just to spite her, I'm going to "walk around with a wet head" while menstruating and not "dry it quickly". I love defying authority.

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  8. cam3709 wrote:
    I was sure that was why they put the girls in one room and the boys in another when we watched those stupid movies in sex-ed.

    Not at my school. They did take the girls into one room and give them the talk and the sex ed video, but during that time they had us boys go out on the playground and play dodgeball.

    I guess they assumed we'd figure everything out on our own.

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  9. "Then there's the vagina"

    That quote is more powerful than Lady Gaga.

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  10. The next time I'm on the rag I'm definitely going to go bowling and see how that works out for me.

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  11. Maybe it's the glass (tumbler) of wine I had or perhaps the junior high flashbacks, but this made me laugh hysterically. I must say, however, it was very informative. I had no idea a great exercise for easing the "cramp" was roller skating. All this time I've been downing alcohol and Midol. I feel so foolish.

    @Cam: You're right. We weren't taught that in school -- we learned that at sleep overs and band camp. :)

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  12. Why was she bowling? Shouldn't she have been playing tennis in tiny white shorts on a hot summer day?

    The one I saw in 5th grade was almost as bad as this....the late 70's version, actually, so there was a lot of plaid and long hippie hair. I wonder what sort of film it'll be when Bea sees it in school...probably lots of explosions and helicopters screaming through the skies with people shouting in Arabic and Russian.

    Hrm...maybe I'll volunteer in the class room that day. I do like a good explosion...

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  13. At 4:20 I was craving a Waldorf Salad, and at about 5:20, I was craving a semi-automatic weapon as she cheerily informed us that it will happpen "...over and over and over AND OVER AND OVER UNTIL DEAR GOD YOU JUST WANNA TAKE A GUN AND START SHOOTING!! Oh, sorry...Yes! The miracle of being a woman!"

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  14. At 9:08, she about wipes that little guy out while "exercising"...just an indication of the futute how she will act while on the rag. "AAARRGGGHHHHHH GET OUTTA MY WAY YOU PIECE OF MALE GARBAGE!" Harsh but fair.

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  15. Margaret said...

    At 9:08, she about wipes that little guy out while "exercising"...just an indication of the futute how she will act while on the rag. "AAARRGGGHHHHHH GET OUTTA MY WAY YOU PIECE OF MALE GARBAGE!" Harsh but fair.


    Margaret, do you need some double chocolate ice cream and a heating pad?

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  16. Oh yes, it's wonderful having your grandmother come up to at a family gathering and say 'I heard you got your little friend last night!'

    Are they sure it's okay to wash your hair?

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  17. This is so reminding me of Are You There God, It's Me Margaret. "Remember, it's men-STROO-ation."

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  18. Where are Joel/Mike & the Bots when you need them????

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  19. Flashback. I think that was the same movie I saw in Catholic school. And the same book that we all got. God that was awful!

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  20. Chocolate & a heating pad? Nah...a couple of 10 mg. Vicodin and a bottle of decent wine.

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