Why not Worship The Pussy?

Author: Denise Masino
July 31, 2014

Last week I saw Jon Stewart on the Daily Show talking about a Japanese artist named Megumi Igarashi aka Rokudenshi-ko who was arrested on obscenity allegations for providing 3-D images of her vagina to supporters in a crowd-funded project. Apparently Miss Igarashi has used her vagina as her muse for lots of different projects including a vagina shaped kayak.

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On her website, Ms Igarashi says she has made several pieces of art based on her genitals using a silicone mold, saying she wants to make vaginas “more casual and pop”.

The vagina “has been such a taboo in Japanese society… (it) has been thought to be obscene”, while penises are regarded as “part of pop culture”, she said.

After reading several online articles on this new Pop Pussy Goddess’s arrest, what really intrigued me about Japanese culture is that although the vagina is considered obscene, the penis actually has it’s own special holiday in Japan. Each spring, people flock to Kawasaki, Japan, to celebrate Kanamara Matsuri, aka the “Festival of the Steel Phallus.”  I’ve included a few pictures I found online and a link to an interesting and fun article from the Huffington Post on the Penis festival. What you will see is that everyone, male and female, young and old alike seem to be having a screaming good time worshiping cock and balls. So I thought OK, so why not celebrate genitals and fertility? And why is the vagina excluded from this ideology? I mean, where would we be without the Penis’s counter part?
That’s right we would be nowhere! Because without a pussy, you and I don’t exist at all!  Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yep, that’s right — we need a Worship the Pussy Festival!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/07/japan-penis-festival-kanamara-matsuri_n_5106378.html
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Reference BBC article:  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28323015
Reference USA today article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/07/24/japan-artist-vagina-kayak-arrest/13089517/