The Pussy Pouch Is A Purse That’s Also A Vagina

As any woman who’s ever had sex is already well aware of, vaginas are complicated. When we’re not busy complaining about how much they totally suck (you know, because they leak blood and cause us to withstand excruciating pain on a monthly basis), we’re forced to defend them everywhere, against men who think they’re gross and lawmakers who think they have a right to tell women what they can and cannot do with their vaginas.

It’s hard out there for a pussy, but now, thanks to Rachel Feinberg, things are looking better because now we have purses that are also pussies.  Introducing, the Pussy Pouch.

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One wintery Monday morning, while the 25-year-old and recent Parsons graduate was traveling on the F train, she did what most of us do on the subway: catch up on some light reading. While reading Politics of Reality: Oppression by Marilyn Frye, Rachel found herself as struck by the following sentence:

Consider, by comparison, the discipline of women’s cramped physical postures and attenuated stride

Rachel looked up from the book she was reading, and looked out at the train full of women in front of her.  They were all sitting with crossed legs, clutching their purses on their lap.  Looking down at herself, she realized, so was she.  Meanwhile, the men were straight up chillin’ on the subway, getting their manspreading on, content to take up as much space as possible.  And thus, the pussy pouch was born.

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Imbuing fashion with a politicized charge, Rachel’s goal with “the bags and in general is to create a platform that addresses how women’s bodies and sexuality are policed.” The bags, ranging from $200 for a small clutch and $896 for a large, overnight bag with straps, are all emblazoned with a pair of pussy lips, which despite being mute, speak volumes.

For a dose of instant empowerment, head over to DAMNsel and let the world know that you’re not ashamed to have a pussy.  Your vagina will thank you.

 

 

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