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Pinch, punch, first day of the month.
Today is the 1st of March.
Today marks the countdown to next weeks International Women’s Day 2014, held on the 8th of March.
Today, here in Sweden, we celebrate this occasion by hosting the first annual Pussy Festival.
Yep, we do!
And it’s open for anybody. Women, men, couples and families.
For the organisers, the VulvaGroup, it’s become a big thing. So much so, they’ve had to relocate their exhibition celebrating everything pussy to a much bigger location.
During the course of the day you’ll be able to participate in speed seminars discussing how the vagina is used in various artforms, learn about cunt-anatomy and kids will be able to fish out a nice surprise gift…from a giant pussy.
With their motto, Bringing Back the Pussy, the VulvaGroup’s intentions are to open up positive debate regarding the female sex organ in any way they can.
-We want to get people talking about the pussy in an official capacity. As it is now, the pussy isn’t allowed to take its rightful place in society. It’s become synonymous with contempt and there is a stigma in being able to talk about the pussy openly. It’s our mission to counteract that, says Elin Högberg, one of the event organisers.
They also call themselves Vulva Activists and hold their own weekly workshops called Pussy In Focus in and around the Stockholm region. Here they discuss, help and create with each other in all manner of positive-and-negative pussy related activities. Make your own pussy-castings out of plaster, bake your own pussy cupcake or why not mould a pussy out of clay. It’s all been tried and tested by the VulvaGroup.
-As individuals we have so much understanding and experience regarding our pussies, we should be promoting this. You could for example go out and talk to people and bring awareness of the pussy, go to one of our workshops or simply carry a bag or t-shirt with the print of a beautiful pussy on it, says Elin Högberg.
The sudden exposure the Pussy Festival received was primarily given when a local newspaper ran a story about it last week and gave it an almighty boost. Since then it’s been making headlines on various social media outlets and growing in popularity at an amazing rate.
-It’s unbelievable, people seem to think it’s a timely event, says Elin Högberg again.
Since that article was written, the Pussy Festival organisers have been highly present on various TV shows and radio programs to discuss the importance of the pussy and to promote the festival today.
-The pussy…well, the pussy’s here to stay…
And what do I think of all of this?
You know that feeling when you’re suddenly awoken by something totally unexpected and left in that dazed and confused state for a couple of moments? Like being slapped in the face by a million children all at once…
Very much like that!
Now, due to all of the media exposure the pussy has gotten, the eye of equality now stipulates there has to be a proposal laid down for next year. Apparently there will now be a Penis Festival too. Come on y’all, let’s all celebrate the purple-headed-warrior!
This is Sweden 2014.
Pinch punch, first day of the month.
No, I wasn’t dreaming…it’s all true!