Remember? Remember? Crazy days. Crazy, crazy days. Anyway it's that or an article about how to survive the office Christmas party, or how to enjoy Christmas with your family because it never occurred to you they don't like you either, or a list of wildly expensive gift ideas for him, her, them and who.
The same publication also recently announced its Guardian Woman Awards 2013: From Miley to Malala, in which "We round up the highs and lows for women this year, with awards for 2013's feminist heroines - and brickbats for the villainsâ¦" Politicians, newspaper editors, actors and singers receive awards either for their campaigning or backward comments. There is an air - in spite of the mention of Mary Beard's Twitter trolls and Godfrey Bloom's misogyny - of achievement. Look at feminism now!
However if we look at feminism from, say, the Caitlin Moran (stay with us) angle of vagina ownership and who took charge of vaginas this year it doesn't look good. If we reduce feminism down to My Vagina's Keeper it's still looking pretty bleak. And not just because it excludes a lot of people.
For the last few years we have been pretty sure of ourselves pube-wise. We might not agree or adhere to the pube memo (go bald or go home) but we were aware. 2013 has been the year to wonder aloud how long this routine is going to go on for.
If we reduce feminism down to My Vagina's Keeper it's still looking pretty bleak.
Even if some people think so as they scratch their regrowth, we aren't out of the woods (heh, geddit?) yet. Earlier this month the Telegraph informed me that the vajacials are a thing. What's a vajacial you say? Oh really, of all the questions. A vajacial is where your vulva is pampered with various treatments and even steaming. However one vajacial indulger told ABC News (yes) that this is not something people will be gift carding like a massage, "it's definitely a procedure...I would never get one for therapeutic reasons." And why would you?
Also did you know while you have been reading this your vulva has been ageing? Which is why your vulva needs gym equipment and a medical procedure designed to help with medical issues.
2013 has not been a great year for the vagina. Could be worse. I still haven't seen the vulva beaker marketed.