In February, I conceived the Vagina Piñata idea. It was a Friday evening, and I was listening to the ‘Rap Caviar’ playlist on Spotify, while getting ready for the night, or whatever it is that 22-year-olds do between the hours of 7 and 10PM. It suddenly struck me how violent the language depicting interaction between men and women is, particularly in regards to female reproductive organs.
It is so, so normal to use phrases in regards to vaginas such as, ‘tear that pussy apart’ or ‘pound it’ or ‘beat the pussy up’. The language around penises is just not the same (“My dick so hard it make the metal detector go off”, “I pray my dick get big as the Eiffel Tower”, “Walk into the club, like, “What up, I got a big cock!”) … even in the glorification of the penis, misogyny manages to shine through (“All she get is hard dick and some Cheerios”, “All she eat is dick; she’s on a strict diet”). We do not talk in this manner (metaphorically or literally) about any other sentient beings or their body parts. The violent language used to discuss females is not limited to rap, or even music. It is in movies, on TV, in conversation, gossip, humor, societal norms… everywhere.
The acceptance of violent language in regards to female body parts not only reflects society’s current perception of the female body, but also perpetuates the idea that female reproductive organs deserve to be claimed, used, and tossed aside.
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