Essay: In Appreciation of Vulvas and Vaginas

Vulva casts by artist Lydia Reeves via Instagram The Arabic version of In Appreciation of Vulvas and Vaginas In a world in which “vaginas,” “pussies,” and “cunts” are words that patriarchy deems to be inherently female and at the same time inherently profane, let us remember on World Vagina Appreciation Day that when we say “vagina” we often mean “vulva,” that not all women have vaginas (or vulvas) or pussies, that it’s not just cisgender women who have vaginas (or vulvas) or pussies, and that we can all be cunts. And let us today, and every day, tell cis-heteropatriarchy to fuck off.

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