You should know by now that Pressmum has a thing for a good vagina – vulva story and it really doesn’t get much better than this!
The world’s first museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy, the Vagina Museum, is set to open in Camden Market in November 2019. But to make this great opportunity a reality, the Charity – (the first and only registered charity in the UK with vagina in its title) need your help to do it!
They have launched a crowdfunding page and are looking for your support.
Supporter, Subhadra Das, curator of UCL Pathology Collections, said:
“We’ve been getting vaginas wrong forever. I believe that museums are important places for encouraging social change, so what better way to redress the balance of sexist histories than a Vagina Museum?”
“Camden has a proud and radical history of challenging prejudice and orthodoxy, however, we acknowledge that the stigma associated with talking about gynaecological health has meant ignorance, confusion, shame, and poor medical care for too many. 65 % of 16-to-25 year olds say they have a problem using the word vagina or vulva with almost half of 18-to-24 year old women say they are too embarrassed to talk about sexual health issues. We are therefore incredibly excited that the Vagina Museum is seeking to establish in Camden, and hope that it is funded to provide an inclusive and
intersectional centre for learning, creativity, activism, and outreach that will add immeasurably to our collective understanding of our bodies.” Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council.
offensive about vaginas and vulvas and by fighting stigma, we can be a part of
helping solve these problems.