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Coastline Pilot article: Shame and joy of 101 vaginas

FRONT PAGE of Coastline Pilot! (24/4/2014)Front page Coastline Pilot highlight

Great article by David Hansen about the 101 Vagina exhibition that will be at Laguna Beach from 1-8 May, 2014.

David and I spoke at length about the project and related issues. It was interesting for me that he was surprised that this was still an issue. As he reflects in the article, he had thought that all this was dealt with in the sexual and feminist revolutions of the 60’s and 70’s . But if that was the case then why are the numbers of women seeking out labiaplasty (genital cosmetic surgery) skyrocketing?

There is also a lot of discussion in the media about rape culture. How could rape culture exist if we were all truly comfortable with our, and other people’s, sexuality? This is a huge issue, and until we deal with the underlying sexual repression and suppression, we won’t get anywhere near getting rid of sexual abuse in our society.

So, yes, this issue has not nearly gone away.

Click this link to read the full article:
http://www.coastlinepilot.com/opinion/tn-cpt-me-0425-hansen-20140424,0,144764.story

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