Yesterday I was spending some quality time on Facebook, when I saw that Amy posted something about a menstruating vagina T-shirt. Which is an excellent way to get to Friendship Probation, by the way.
Here it is:
You can buy it here!
But I have some questions, besides the obvious why. I mean, I’m the type of person who carries a tampon up my sleeve on my way to the bathroom, so I’m not into advertising that special time of the month. But I’m all for destigmatizing, so I’m willing to learn.
However, I do need some help with the image.
First of all, the pubic hair screams Al Hirschfeld. Do you remember him? He’s the artist who hid the name NINA (his daughter’s name) in his artwork. Don’t bother looking for the NINAs in the public hair, though. I tried. Nary a Nina.
The second thing is I’m not sure what’s going on with that manicure. I assume it was one of those PMS-fueled bad decisions, but still, if you’re going to pose full frontal, shouldn’t your nail at least look good?
And what is she doing in this graphic, exactly? And why do the fingers look so arthritic?
Oh, and WHY IS THERE A MENSTRUATING VAGINA ON A T-SHIRT AND I REALLY HOPE MY OFFICE DOES SECRET SANTA THIS YEAR.
But you know, maybe this t-shirt is making a difference.
Personally, I will no longer hide a tampon up my sleeve on my way to the ladies’ room.
Instead, I will carry it in my teeth.
Thank you, American Apparel.
One year ago ...
- Upstairs, Downstairs - 2011