Vagina Dialoge

An der Universität Sydney erscheint seit 1929 die Studentenzeitung Honi Soit. Auf dem aktuellen Cover wurden achtzehn Vaginen gezeigt und im Editorial folgende Erklärung abgegeben:

The vagina dialogues

Eighteen vulvas. All belong to women of Sydney Uni. Why are they on the cover of Honi Soit?

We are tired of society giving us a myriad of things to feel about our own bodies. We are tired of having to attach anxiety to our vaginas. We are tired of vaginas being either artificially sexualised (see: porn) or stigmatised (see: censorship and airbrushing). We are tired of being pressured to be sexual, and then being shamed for being sexual.

The vaginas on the cover are not sexual. We are not always sexual. The vagina should and can be depicted in a non-sexual way – it’s just another body part. “Look at your hand, then look at your vagina,” said one participant in the project. “Can we really be so naïve to believe our vaginas the dirtiest, sexiest parts of our body?” …

Erwartungsgemäß wurde die Zeitung zensiert, auch in der pornobalkösen Version:

via The Syndney Morning Herald