Yes, there's actually a Vagina Museum. Located in London's Camden Market, the Vagina Museum is the world’s first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas, and gynecological anatomy. We have a vision of a world where no one is ashamed of their bodies, everyone has bodily autonomy, and all of humanity works together to build a society that is free and equal. This is our podcast. Spoiler alert, it's about vaginas.
In the first season of our podcast, you'll get six episodes that take you deep into the past and present of the vagina. Ever hear of yoni steaming? We investigated its history. Like saying the word cunt? We’ve got a whole episode about it. Ever wondered if there were any transgender saints from the medieval ages? We’ve got the story. Merkins? Check. Placenta? Check. Desperate to know the real story of the vibrator’s invention? We’ve got you.
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Vulvas of the world, rejoice! The Vagina Museum Podcast is on its way! Episode 1 drops on March 11. But first, a trailer, featuring some tantalizing snippets of our conversations with Dr. Kate Lister, Dr. Jen Gunter, Professor Emma L.E. Rees, Hilde Atalanta, Lizzie Marx, and Fiona Sterling.
[Please note: all episodes going forward will have transcripts, but there is no transcript for this trailer.]
Good news, World. The Vagina Museum is making a podcast. Treat your ears to this teaser from Vagina Museum founder Florence Schechter, and subscribe to this channel so you don't miss out on amazing vagina content when our first episode drops later this winter.
Season 1 Episode 1: C U Next Tuesday
Fanny, minge, vajayjay, pussy, down there, yoni...There are hundreds, if not thousands, of terms in the English language for vaginas. Many of them are sexist and most are rather unhelpful. But none is as taboo, as frowned upon in high and low society, as much of an assault on the average upstanding citizen’s ears as “c*nt.” What’s up with that? What did c*nt ever do to you? In this episode, we answer those burning questions with the help of Fiona Sterling, bona fide Scottish person, and Professor Emma L.E. Rees, AKA Prof Vag.
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Sources & Further Reading
- The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History by Emma Rees (Book)
- Kilpeck Church Sheela na gig (Image)
- “‘A Nasty Name for a Nasty Thing’: A History of Cunt” (Article, Whores of Yore)
- “Vulvanomics: how we talk about vaginas” by Emma Rees (Article, Times Higher Education)
- “Low wenches and slatternly queans: On derogation of WOMEN TERMS” by Bożena Kochman-Haładyj (Academic Article)
- “The semantic derogation of woman” by Muriel R. Schulz (1998, Chapter in The Feminist Critique of Language: A Reader)
- “OE and ME cunte in place-names” by Keith Briggs (Academic Article)
- Teeth by Michael Lichtenstein (2007, Film)
- Basic Instinct by Paul Verhoeven (1992, Film)
- f/32: The Second Coming by Eurydice (Book)