An Education...

... you ever read one of those articles about something funky delicate, and think to yourself... "damn, that was entirely too much information"?... yeah, me neither... so, I'll leave you with a charming article on vaginas.... here's a small teaser just to get the juices flowing... or not...

"Sheela-Na-Gig is another vulva goddess. Sheela-Na-Gig is sort of the exact opposite of a Playboy centerfold. Her image truly frightens people. I had an earring of her and people did not like it, and commented on it all the time. Sheela-Na-Gigs are images of vulvas being pulled wide open, like portals, by women with crazy, intense grins on their faces. Sheela-Na-Gig images have been found in Europe carved into many churches and castles. It is not clear whether the goddesses were put there in defiance of the churches by pagan builders, or to offer sanctification of the churches. Most of the Sheela-Na-Gigs were removed by Puritans, but some still exist in Europe. After I became aware of Sheela-Na-Gig, I began to see her everywhere; in jewelry, on note cards, on rubber stamps, in statues, on prayer flags, on t-shirts and underwear. "The Metamorphosis of Baubo: Myths of Woman's Sexual Energy," by Winifred Milius Lubell, is the best book I have ever read linking women's vulvas to empowering mythology and history. She shows the devolution of women's genital imagery from powerful and sacred, such as in her examples of Baubo and Sheela-Na-Gig, to a new imagery of sharp-toothed monster vaginas that eat men, in the patriarchy."

... what?... hey, I didn't write it... I'm just pointing it out... after all, I want all of you rubberneckers to be as well-rounded as possible...

by Eric on January 22, 2005 | Bullshit (9) | Psycho Rants
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WOW! I truly appreciate the lesson this morning. Always comes in handy to know these things. I bet when I go to Walmart today, I can dazzle the sales clerk at the counter with my great knowledge & understanding of this Goddess & what she stands for. *snort* (Wouldn't THAT be funny? Heh, don't tempt me.)

Bullshitted by Asherah on January 22, 2005 09:04 AM

Somewhere, some marketing person just read that and decided to start a new line of crotchless fashion designer jeans... I can see it now, Wranger Sheela-Na-Gig...

Look for 'em to show up on Jr's ride as a sponsor this season...

Bullshitted by RedNeck on January 22, 2005 09:05 AM

That doesn't sound pretty to look at. I wonder what it SMELLS like?

Bullshitted by Acidman on January 22, 2005 10:13 AM

" toothed monster vaginas that eat men..."

Oh all means...let's add THAT to the horror that is my daily life.

Sheesh. Like all I need after a fucked up day at work is to come home and have to flee for my life from some giant carnivorous pussy.

It would be my luck, though, wouldn't it?

Bullshitted by bitterman on January 22, 2005 12:24 PM

Okay I Googled it and found this...
It's enough to scare the heck out of this sailor.

Bullshitted by Big Mac on January 22, 2005 05:31 PM

Rather than reflect on it quite so much, I'd be more inclined to actually use it.

But that's just me.

Bullshitted by liv on January 22, 2005 07:36 PM

Heh. Eric, you gotta read 'American Gods' by Neil Gaiman. In fact, I'm sending you a copy of the paperback...heh.

Bullshitted by sadie on January 23, 2005 05:03 AM

Following the link & finding interesting phrases such as:

"vulva puppets"


"the ins and outs of safe fisting"

Bullshitted by Harvey on January 23, 2005 01:54 PM

Harvey, I's got news for ya: That is never safe.

Not that I know. Perverts.

Bullshitted by sadie on January 23, 2005 02:15 PM