Getbig Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Forums
October 01, 2014, 01:29:42 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: American Apparel’s ‘Period Power’ T-Shirt Lays Bare the Labia & Tackles a Taboo  (Read 1908 times)
24KT
Getbig V
*****
Gender: Female
Posts: 24448


Gold Savings Account Rep +1 (310) 409-2244


WWW
« on: October 21, 2013, 06:25:57 AM »

American Apparel’s ‘Period Power’ T-Shirt Lays
Bare the Labia and Tackles a Taboo


Naked women's bodies are a pop culture cliché.
Just not when they're menstruating -- or showing the hair down there


By Anita Hamilton @anitafhamilton Oct. 08, 2013. 24Comments


AmericanApparel.net

Petra Collins wants you to gaze at a real woman’s erogenous zone without shying away. The Canadian artist collaborated with illustrator Alice Lancaster to create a new t-shirt for American Apparel featuring an artistic rendering of the crotch of a woman who is both menstruating and masturbating.


“I decided to put a super-taboo topic right on a t-shirt to make it viewable for everyone,” says Collins, 20, who has also published photos in Rolling Stone, Vice, Vogue Italia and the online magazine for teens, Rookie. “I’m really interested in what is hidden from our culture. We are always repressing or hiding what is natural to a post-pubescent body. We’re taught to hate our menstrual cycle and even to hide masturbation.”


The idea for the t-shirt — which just went on sale last week and has predictably already attracted its fair share of haters — stemmed from a neon piece (shown below) that Collins exhibited at the Gynolandscape show last month. The show featured work from The Ardorous, an all-female art site curated by Collins, who is currently taking a year off from OCAD University in Toronto, where she is studying art criticism and curatorial practice. (The exhibit was sponsored by American Apparel, for which Collins also does photo shoots.)


Petra Collins

American Apparel’s willingness to sell the explicit t-shirt follows another mainstream celebration of menstruation: The video promo for a new monthly service called HelloFlo that delivers tampons and candy to girls who just started getting their period. Rather than euphemize or downplay menses, the ad, which went viral this summer, features a young teenage girl who becomes a summer camp superstar for being the first to get her period. The decidedly edgier Large Labia Project, featuring exactly that, has also gotten plenty of notice – and criticism– in recent months.

Here’s hoping Period Power gives women of all ages one more reason to feel good about their bodies.  Or at least spurs a conversation about why — in an age of unlimited porn, 50 Shades of Grey, HBO’s Girls and social media oversharing — so much of women’s sexuality is still such a secret.


Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/10/08/american-apparels-period-power-t-shirt-lays-bare-the-labia-and-tackles-a-taboo/



OCAD students have always been known to be really 'out-there', ...but all I can say is Wow! Just WoW!!!  Shocked  Shocked
Report to moderator   Logged

w
Migs
Getbig V
*****
Gender: Male
Posts: 14507


THERE WAS A FIRE FIGHT!!!!


« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 10:52:53 AM »

This is retarded.  So yes, many prefer the bald kitty, looks better, but hair isn't the enemy.  However a bleeding cookie is just not appealing to, oh say 99% of the world.
Report to moderator   Logged

MMM BOOBIES
tonymctones
Getbig V
*****
Gender: Male
Posts: 25235



« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2013, 04:56:24 PM »

I didnt even have to look at who posted this, I knew it was you
Report to moderator   Logged
Migs
Getbig V
*****
Gender: Male
Posts: 14507


THERE WAS A FIRE FIGHT!!!!


« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2013, 07:00:22 AM »

I didnt even have to look at who posted this, I knew it was you

AKA, "you had me at hello"

 Grin

you have that kind of kindred bond huh?
Report to moderator   Logged

MMM BOOBIES
SamoanIrishman
Getbig IV
****
Gender: Male
Posts: 1928


Why stress the little people..


« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2013, 10:01:06 AM »

gross.
Report to moderator   Logged
24KT
Getbig V
*****
Gender: Female
Posts: 24448


Gold Savings Account Rep +1 (310) 409-2244


WWW
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2013, 05:48:40 PM »

lol  Grin
Report to moderator   Logged

w
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Theme created by Egad Community. Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!