It’s just one short sentence consisting of a mere 23 words, but the United States National Library of Medicine’s definition of the clitoris speaks volumes about the way society looks at women:Clitoris: An erectile structure homologous with the penis, situated beneath the anterior labial commissure, partially hidden between the anterior ends of the labia minora.

The definition of the clitoris seems harmless enough until you focus on the phrase “homologous with the penis,” meaning the female clitoris is the same as the male penis. For sexual education experts, the phrase is not only flat out wrong, it’s also incredibly degrading to women.

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