Jamie McCartney Is Stopping Private Part Shaming
Have you ever been concerned about how your lady bits look?
The answer for the majority of women is probably “yes.” Whether we’re worrying about pubic hair, scent, shape, or tightness, we always seem slightly embarrassed about our lady parts. And if you’re being honest with yourself, you’re worrying about it for the sake of your partner, not for the sake of yourself.
On the other hand, I doubt most men have ever been concerned about how their junk looks. Most men probably think they’ve got a prize winning pecker, and don’t even bother comparing it to anyone else’s. Sometimes they’ll trim their pubes or wonder if theirs isn’t quite as large as the guys in the movies they watch, but for the most part they seem to be pretty satisfied.
Not surprisingly, the reason we women have become so concerned about our lady bits lately is because the beauty industry makes us believe that there is a “standard.” Whether it’s the promotion of a “re-shaping surgery” or simply a laser-hair removal, we women spend a lot of money on our privates.
Artist Jamie McCartney wants to put an end to v-induced anxiety with his “Great Wall of V’s.” He explains to the The Independent that, “The [women’s private part] became this whole new place to shame women around, because there’s money to be made in shaming people.” You’re probably wondering what on earth this looks like, and it’s a lot easier for me to show you rather than tell you…
McCartney has already had 400 female volunteers, his goal was to show women that everybody is different and there isn’t a “one size fits all” when it comes to cootchies. He claims that he receives constant letters from women all around the world thanking him for making them more confident and also volunteering to be a part of his project.
In the future, McCartney plans to do one casting from every country in the world, and additionally have one casting done in every U.S. state. He particularly hopes to find more “unusual” women in his journey to show a wider variety of models and extremes such as genital mutilation that some women are subjected to in certain cultures.
If you’re wondering if McCartney will ever move on to casting men’s junk, he’s been there and done that. His first foray into body casting was his project casting 17 peens for a London exhibition. Clearly women’s parts are where it’s at now.
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