29. January 2021

We sat on the reef, all of us on the brink of fatigue.

I looked down on my lap which was full of memories.

It had really been hard to swim all this way. One of us almost drowned, now another one of us was holding her and comforting her. She still had the tears running down her body like a river.

None of us looked back.


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PUSSY – A contemplation

This area, the pussy, the promised land in straight culture. Teenage boys can hardly sit still in school because of this area, or even focus for that matter, we are told by countless american teen movies. Strong enough to deceive all of the bad guys and the good in James Bond movies, the area that people pay to see and look at. A whole industry profits millions by taking pictures and videos of that area. 

The pussy, one might think, is the true idol of the straight male and has been for a long time.

But those of us who actually have a pussy are not meant to get there, to the promised land. It’s perfectly fine that you have one, that you take care of it, keep it clean and tidy. Just do not under any circumstances touch it, enjoy it, talk about it, sing about it or in any other way express the wisdom of the pussy in public – make it an idol or celebrate it as such.

To masturbate and have a pussy is a combination still very hard to imagine for way too many. That we who have a pussy know what we want for our pussies is still some kind of rocket science for some people. There are btw many women with pussies who masturbate. 

There are of course some very excellent and important voices out there talking about women, masturbation and the pussy nowadays, both publicly, in the media and in this nation’s schools and it’s great. The internet is also overflowing with alot of this so-called vagina-art in which you can decorate your apartment and we all remember the pussyhats that we saw under the female-led demonstrations that occurred when Trump got elected some four years ago.

On the other hand no one is drawing a picture of a pussy on the school tables or on the bus stops. If women sing or rap about their pussy and what they like to do with their pussy it becomes a news frenzy. We don’t walk around in public scratching our pussies. We still feel ashamed about discharge, pussy smell and god forbid the blood that once a month comes out of our pussies.    

Just the word pussy is still hard for many to say out loud, many who do not have any problem yelling dick. My phone did not even want to spell it, it wanted to spell some other word. The phone did not care about the word dick.

Pussy is still a tabu in 2021.

On a personal level I do not want a ceramic cup with a beautifully handmade pussy on it or a water colored picture of a pussy to hang up on the wall of my apartment. I want to see a pussy scribbled all over a bus stop, even make it squirting, because then a pussy is not a tabu anymore.

No one has a water colored picture of a dick and balls hanging at their home.
















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Styrkir þú Vía?

Vía treystir á þitt framlag. Með því að styrkja Vía tekur þú þátt í að halda uppi miðli sem lætur sig jafnrétti og fjölbreytileika varða.

Vía, áður þekkt sem Flóra útgáfa, hefur verið starfandi í 3 ár fyrir gagnrýna lesendur sem langar að kafa undir yfirborðið á marghliða samfélagsumræðu út frá jafnréttissjónarmiðum. Vía hefur frá upphafi fjallað um aðkallandi málefni líðandi stundar og birt fjölda einstakra pistla sem hafa varpað ljósi á ójöfnuð, ójafnrétti, fordóma, íhaldssemi og ofbeldi sem finna má á öllum stigum samfélagsins. Við leggjum áherslu á að upphefja frásagnir þeirra einstaklinga sem valdakerfi fara hvað verst með og valdefla raddir fólks með lifaða reynslu.

Hvert einasta framlag, stórt eða lítið, gerir okkur kleift að halda uppi gagnrýnni jafnréttisumræðu og er ómissandi fyrir áframhaldandi starf Vía.


Styrkja Vía


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