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Teaching Cliteracy 101: "It is a curious dilemma to observe the paradox that on the one hand the female body is the primary metaphor for sexuality, its use saturates advertising, art and the mainstream erotic imaginary. Yet, the clitoris, the true female sexual organ, is virtually invisible."
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~ Artist Sophia Wallace
is using street art
and an art exhibition
that incorporates pithy slogans, 'scientific data, historical information as well as references to architecture, porn, pop culture and human rights' to make "the case for the clit"
. (Links throughout this post may be NSFW.)
The comment she makes at the beginning of the HuffPost article, that "scientifically, the clitoris was only discovered in 1998," is not precisely true
. However, this image on tumblr
indicates what she meant: "Epistemic grasp of the precise anatomy, function, complexity and external and internal scale of the clitoris discovered by Helen O'Connell in 1998"
More on O'Connell's research
from the Museum of Sex. Also see: Previously on MeFi.
Posts tagged "cliteracy" on Tumblr
. Femina Invicta has a post
that shows some of Wallace's "100 Natural Laws."
Early to Bed
: [The Cliteracy 101] series is a fresh and sometimes humorous take on Ann Koedt’s 1970 essay, The Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm.
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