Your sex ed class probably misinformed you
Everyday I get more and more upset about the reality we live in. It’s all fucked up, but the way the world treat women is disgusting. The other day I told my friend how horrible is to see the differences between being born a man or a woman and how unfair the achieving process is depending on ur gender. His answer was: ”You are the luckiest, you can get every man to fuck you and get anything you want from them.” How sad is that men think we are lucky bc we can manipulate them with our looks to get their power? Is that the only thing we can do? Take advantage of men’s work? It’s just bullshit that even if I’m fucking smart or such a hard-worker society is gonna see me weaker or worst than some weirdo just bc I have no dick? Tf? But anyway, enough ranting for today, what we need is #POSITIVEVIBES • • • • #storytime #ranting #upset #heartbreaking #reality #patriarchy #society #fuckedup #womenarestrong #lesbian #gay #memes
And there are those taking female medical research more seriously, like those who conducted the review into the validity of virginity testing that resulted in the realisation that the hymen doesn’t prove virginity. However, even today stories of doctors not taking women’s pain seriously continue to circulate and I’ve just about had enough.
The implications of The Hymen Lie
“‘Virginity’ is not a medical term, it is a gender-based social and cultural construct…It has been used to sexually exploit and humiliate women and girls throughout history. Its definition changes depending on who you talk to. We need to change how we talk about virginity. ‘Losing your virginity’ implies that you are not in control of it. No one besides you, not a hymen or another person, can ‘take your virginity away’. You are in control of your body, and no one should define you by your sexual history.”Rose McKeon Olson (one of the researchers from the above study)
Today’s affirmation art: Your sexuality, your rules. Your body, your choices. ✨ ? shout out to @lazaruswitch for helping me come up with the text. ❤️ #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #digitalart #illustration #drawing #draw #positive #affirmation #selfcare #selflove #healing #feminist #feministart #lgbtq #queerart
Also, tampon anxiety. It’s real. I’ve experienced it. When I first started my period, my bleeds were heeeaaavy. Like red river of doom heavy. I considered using tampons, but I’d been told it hurt. I was led to believe that using one would break my hymen. That when I lost my V card, it wouldn’t be the same because I didn’t have my hymen. These things were all wrong (apart from it hurting – I experienced that first hand and have never gone near tampons since).
Virginity examinations are most commonly performed on unmarried females, often without consent or in situations where individuals are unable to give consent.
So, what do we do now?
To my mind, it’s simple really. We educate. We need to get this message out there to those who need to hear it most. Vagina owners everywhere need to understand how their bodies work. I’m not just talking about a Vagina Monologues-style session with a compact mirror between your legs (although I think it’s absolutely a necessary learning curve – does anyone else think it’s weird that women often don’t know what their own vaginas look like?).
BRAND NEW Mother Vulva print available in the shop today! Super excited about this all original piece I’ve been working on and finally get to share with y’all! All proceeds from sales benefit @plannedparenthood ! #thepeachfuzz . . #feministart #feminism #feminist #riotgrrrl #graphicdesign #girlpower #girlgang #illustration #drawing #stickers #redbubble #femaleartist #fridakahlo #stickeraddict #feministaf #grlpwr #istandwithpp #feministmerch #feministflair #feministaccessories #vulva #vagina #print