Pussypedia is a bilingual, gender and ability inclusive, illustrated encyclopedia of the vagina—and it recently won a Webby for People’s Voice Award for Education.
Molly-Margaret Johnson got home from work one night with a strange feeling down there. She reached into her underwear—and, five seconds and a few fingers later, pulled out a condom. Mortified, she threw away the offending item and texted the guy. Then she posted about the whole ordeal on Instagram.
“When I realized there was no vagina museum, I knew it would never exist unless I made it. I wasn’t going to wait around for someone else to have the idea independently.”
Megumi Igarashi, the Japanese artist who goes by the name Rokudenashiko (“good-for-nothing girl” or “n’er-do-well kid”) was arrested this week by Tokyo police for allegedly violating Japanese obscenity laws. Her crime? Distributing imaging data of her own vagina—data which could potentially be used by a 3D printer to reproduce a model of her genitals. A […]
When “Sluts Vote” becomes a popular political slogan, you know something is odd in American politics. It’s the vagina, stupid. Like many recent elections, 2012 is shaping up to be a Year of the Woman, but with a twist. Thanks to the fanciful physiology of Missouri senate candidate Todd Akin and mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds, as […]
The first night of the Democratic National Convention kicked off with a number of impressive women at the podium, including Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran who lost both her legs in combat; Nancy Keenan, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America; Lilly Ledbetter, the namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; Secretary […]
When I remember my home state of Michigan, I remember that brilliant mix of straightforwardness and amiability that exists so naturally in the Midwest. People didn’t do things like “put on airs” or think that they had all the answers. OK, some did, but by and large, I remember most people being genuinely nice and […]
As a theater director, the first person I thought of when I heard the news from Michigan was Eve Ensler. I’ve directed The Vagina Monologues twice and, despite unsettling doubts that the play does not actually work as the V-Day events intend (to end violence), I loved doing it both times. In theater speak, The Vagina […]
In her introduction to Poems from the Women’s Movement, Honor Moore recollects a friend saying, “The women’s movement was poetry.” The women’s movement was–and is–many things, and poetry was–and is–a necessary part of it. During the 1970s, poetry provided a way for women to find their voices and validate their experiences. Poetry enabled feminists to […]
Q: I’m a 32-year-old woman being driven up the wall by my fiancé always saying that he can tell I’m playing with my toys when he’s at work because I’m loose that day. I swear to him up and down that I haven’t, and even tell him the last time that I have done something […]