Don’t Tread On My Clit

Cliteracy

Our society has made significant strides concerning women’s rights and gender inequalities, but there are still underlying issues concerning these same matters hidden in our everyday lives. Sophia Wallace, an upcoming visual artist from New York, has begun to throw these issues out into the open through her new movement named Cliteracy.

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Sophia’s goal with Cliteracy is to make aware how our generation, often without thinking about it, attacks the female form every day. Stop and consider the following words: Twat, Cunt, and Pussy. All three words refer to women genitalia and all three words are often used as modern profanity to derogatorily describe someone. Wallace argues that “more people need to talk about this (topic) so that we can remove ourselves from this frame of mind where it is okay to verbally attack the female form.”

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After showcasing her New York Cliteracy Installation Sophia’s work went viral, racking up 20, 000 reblogs on Tumblr in two only two weeks. Hopefully Sophia’s work coupled with a little more time can spread a global message which will stand up for women everywhere and lead to “the clitoris being on equal terms with the penis.”

Are you Cliterate?

 

-Alex Santos

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/28/cliteracy_n_3823983.html

http://sophiawallace.tumblr.com/

 

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