ES: lookathispussy is an Instagram project that features a combination of original and crowd-sourced, visually euphemistic content, alongside original captions that cover a variety of feminist topics in a humorous way. We receive around 20 submissions per day via Instagram DM. CJ: Simply put, 'pussy' was the preferred word for vagina for both of us. The terminology needed to have a broad definition that didn't feel infantilizing or too crude. ES: It felt the most natural to us, it's a bit edgy but not filthy. It has a kind of a universally pleasing and funny tonality. Plus, 'pussy' is a euphemism which mirrors the visually euphemistic images that we choose. We all know the internet was invented for cats. CJ: Maybe some do.
Story highlights Author Naomi Wolf says recent controversies reveal biased views toward women's bodies The Pussy Riot trial and Arab Spring protests showed women stripped of autonomy Women's bodies are battlegrounds used to wage culture wars, Wolf says It's scandalous when women take ownership of their own bodies, Wolf contends. It seems as if we are in a time of unprecedented struggle over the meaning of women's bodies and sexuality. Controversy is swirling about an American University professor who breast-fed a baby in class ; topless photos of Kate Middleton have been released ; and a Time magazine cover showing a mother breast-feeding her toddler sparked even more tittering in May. It is not just the breast that is contested: Pussy Riot, the punk band, was sentenced to two years in a Russian prison after a staged performance in which they did high kicks that showed too much of their bodies. They tried, from prison, to explain "what pussy meant" and "what riot meant. Michigan representative Lisa Brown got into hot water -- and fought back -- for using the words 'my vagina' in the Michigan statehouse. Michigan women supported her by standing in front of the statehouse with a giant "V" symbol and spelling out the words 'VAGINA' in pink letters. Young women in Tahrir Square protesting in the Arab Spring were punished by imprisonment -- and vaginal exams by armed strangers for "virginity tests. Naomi Wolf. We are at an important crossroads in which it is becoming clearer to women around the world that, as one feminist artist put it, "your body is a battleground.
Girls as young as nine are seeking surgery on their genitals because they are distressed by its appearance, the Victoria Derbyshire show has been told. Dr Naomi Crouch, a leading adolescent gynaecologist, said she was concerned GPs were referring rising numbers of young girls who wanted an operation. Labiaplasty, as the surgery is known, involves the lips of the vagina being shortened or reshaped. In , more than girls under 18 had labiaplasty on the NHS. More than of the girls were under Some experts fear that pornography and images viewed through social media are leading young girls to have unrealistic perceptions of how their genitals should look. I didn't need it. I look totally normal. Completely and utterly normal.
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