[PHOTOS] Is Vagina Talk The Right Way To Promote Women's Rights?
Beijing Foreign Studies University Gender Activism Club raised a few eyebrows with its feminism campaign inspired by The Vagina Monologues
When 17 female students at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), one of China's most prestigious colleges, posted photographs of themselves holding up messages like "My Vagina Says: I Want Freedom," they probably didn't expect to cause such a stir on Chinese social media.foreignpolicy.com
By telling stories of the vagina, the group aims to call for respect for the “second sex,” as well as raising women’s own self-awareness. The only problem? Chinese netizens thought that they went too far…and that these female students are ugly.tumblr.com
The women posted the photos on Nov. 7 on Renren, an online community website popular with university students, to promote an upcoming campus performance of The Vagina Monologues, U.S. playwright Eve Ensler's controversial 1996 play.foreignpolicy.com
My vagina says: You need to be invited to get in
Most netizens thought these girls have crossed a line. “This is so low. Don’ they have shame?” Another netizen 爱之123 added: “This is disgusting. Will these girls still have the ’face’ to live on?”. Netizen 爱琳只为你 explained why she has been annoyed: “I’m not sure about what they’ve been learning at school, but being open, free and international doesn’t mean making a big deal of their private parts.”tumblr.com
My vagina says: She only listens to me!
The irony is that these negative reactions themselves prove exactly the necessity of more feminist calls in China. These girls clearly demonstrate that talking about sexuality and taking control of your sexual identity is nothing to be ashamed of and proudly show their faces. China needs feminism, and this is exactly the kind it needs.tumblr.com
My vagina says: I want, I really want!
My vagina says: I want respect!
My vagina says: Open for business!
My vagina says: Closed for Business!!
My vagina says: Shameful/embarrassed, stop it!!
My vagina says: Understand myself, education is very important.
My vagina says: I can be coquettish but you cannot harass.
My vagina says: I’ll let whoever I want inside.
My vagina says: Desires happiness without definition or restraint.
My vagina says: Virginity is bullshit!
My vagina says: I want freedom.
My vagina says: Please don’t use love as an excuse…
My vagina says: She wants to be heard; to be seen; to be recognized!
My vagina says: Don’t disturb unless you are sincere.
My vagina says : Don’t treat me like a sensitive word!