Are You Cliterate?

Artist Sophia Wallace
Artist Sophia Wallace

Continuing on the subject of the female body’s pleasure centre, a.k.a. the clitoris: here’s an interesting article over on the Huffington Post about artist Sophia Wallace’s clever campaign to raise the profile of this diminuitive and powerful organ. From the article:

  • “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,” Wallace told Creem magazine earlier this year.

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  • “I wanted to talk about female genitals in a way that I felt wasn’t really being talked about,” Wallace said. “For me, this word ‘cliteracy’ perfectly breaks down the idea of the project. It’s this pithy, wonderful little word that encapsulates so much so quickly and so simply. It illuminates this idea of total illiteracy and incompetence when it comes to the female body.”

Check out Wallace’s sex-positive initiative, complete with a clit rodeo and t-shirt series, in full right here.

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Author: Amber Goodwyn

Amber Goodwyn is a Montrealer freshly moved to the prairies where she’s found a home in journalism at Prairie Dog Magazine. A jack-of-all-trades, she hopes to master some (hell, any) of the following before she expires: writing, music making, filmmaking, DJing, Werewolves.

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