Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Felt Cervix Project PSA

Today is National Voter Registration Day. With October right around the corner, so is the voter registration deadline for many states. In California, home of the Felt Cervix Project, you can register to vote online at the Secretary of State's website www.sos.ca.gov. Information on where to register in your specific state can be found at www.usa.gov. Register and participate because your vote is your voice.

Monday, September 17, 2012

vagina :: cervix

Women now more than ever must stay informed and stay educated. There is a never-ending stream of legislation revolving around women's bodies, from health care, abortion, funding for low-cost screenings, to redefining rape, much of it being debated and decided on by men. And many have shown themselves to be truly ignorant on the subject.
A fascinating thing that emerges is that the frame we have around the vagina is very recent and very, very negative. We sort of take for granted that it's going either to be medicalized or demeaned and kind of ridiculous.

When women in the west began to be educated and began to clamor for their rights, immediately gynecological and obstetric industry arose that was determined to keep women ignorant about their bodies as a form of social control.
                                                                                                                     Naomi Wolf