- EXCLUSIVE: Women’s rights campaigners say term is misogynistic and wrong
- It appears in a glossary of words for health professionals to think about using
Women have condemned a charity after it suggested the vagina could instead be referred to as ‘the bonus hole’ to avoid upsetting non-binary or trans men.
Female rights campaigners today rounded on the alternative glossary, branding it both ‘misogynistic’ and ‘utterly dehumanising’.
It is featured on charitable organisation Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust on a page for health professionals who are treating patients who have the disease.
Today the trust insisted it was not suggesting the term should be used by all women – but added it was important to reach trans men and non-binary people.
But the ‘bonus hole’ term – which the cause says was developed with expert organisations who work with the LGBT community – was widely condemned.
The page also features a suggestion that the vagina might also be referred to as a ‘front hole’
The charity at the centre of the controversy said it was doing everything to try and encourage everyone to attend screenings
The term is featured on page on cancer charity Jo’s Trust website and is for health professionals
It is entitled ‘Language to use when supporting trans men and/or non-binary people’.