Move Monday: Pussy Power

I love Petra Collins. Oh my god. Almost everything she does seems rather perfect to me. At only 21 I am impressed and inspired. Unapologetic in her feminism, Petra is getting noticed for who she is and the art she creates. Her recent t-shirt for American Apparel created some attention (keywords: vagina, masturbation, menstruation) but even more fascinating was the response to an image she posted on Instagram. Reported and banned, the image was of Petra wearing underwear which happened to reveal pubic hair. Despite bikini clad women swarming the internet, the fact Petra was not groomed to society’s standards caused the image to be deemed offensive. Censorship at its baddest. You can see the image and read Petra’s essay on the matter Censorship and The Female Body

For Move Monday, however, I have chosen a short video by Petra (with the help of the hilarious Karley Sciortino of Slutever) titled ‘Pussy Power’. Quite fitting in name, the video is a visual treat that allows our minds to do what they should and think.

The YouTube intro reads:

It is the year 2020 and women have lost the right to their bodies completely.In this tale of sweet revenge, a cult of courageous women go to extremes to take back what is rightfully theirs.

P.S. Isn’t the music by Prince Innocence amazing?

 

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