Vogue - The Vagina Dialogue: How The Vulva Became 2019's Hottest Topic

I really feel like Harvey Weinstein was the Franz Ferdinand of fourth-wave feminism," Florence Schechter – who is raising funds to open the world’s first Vagina Museum – says wryly over the phone. "#MeToo opened these floodgates.”

 

It’s midday on a Monday afternoon and I’m asking Schechter questions that are gathering momentum right now, tailing a burgeoning vagina movement that appears to be simultaneously profiting off our vulvas and destigmatising them with competing vigour. From a slew of new educative books (Vagina: A Re-Education by Lynn Enright, Hormonal by Eleanor Morgan, What We're Told Not To Talk About by Nimko Ali, The Vagina Bible by Dr Jennifer Gunter), taboo-busting poetry collections and avant-garde stage productions to gold-plated vagina pendants and dubious supplements, vaginas, it would seem, are in fashion. They're "trending". But why now, and where’s the dialogue headed?

 

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