We now live in a world that has a museum for just about anything. From broken relationships to instant ramen noodles--all things you can't fathom representing our generation have been put in museums to prove our elevated IQs for the benefit of future generations.
Did you know we have a museum of toilets, and it's called Sulabh? Oh, by the way, it's in Delhi. But forget that. Let's talk about the museum dedicated to penises, the Icelandic Phallological Museum. There is, however, something that does not have a museum dedicated to it yet--the mighty vagina, the source of all life, the life of all sources.
Nowhere in the world did anyone think, maybe, since we and everyone we love comes out of that one mighty thing, just maybe, we should write about the anatomy, history and biology of it to educate lesser beings.
So, plagued with the same thought, London-based scientist Florence Schechter thought there's only one way to end this discrepancy--make the vagina museum herself. Florence wants to showcase the science, history and culture of vaginas to counter the heavy social baggage the female genitalia carries.
In an interview to chortle.com last month, Florence said, "We don't talk about vaginas enough. We talk about penises all the time. Who hasn't seen a comedian doing a d*ck joke?"
Fair enough, we say. Florence now is doing gigs with other comedians to raise money for the museum, and has made an appeal for donations through video too:
All that's left to see now is--how many people, if at all, will donate to see a vagina museum take birth; how many of these people would be women.
We can't help but wonder, though, if this museum were to come up in India, how soon would the creators be declared anti-nationalists? Would it be sooner than the museum is burned down? Oh no, wait--for that the museum would have to be erected first.