A Lesson On ‘Cliteracy’ By Artist Sophia Wallace (Video)

A Lesson On ‘Cliteracy’ By Artist Sophia Wallace (Video)
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Despite the ubiquity of sexualized images of women’s bodies and female body parts, we only learned about the anatomy of a woman’s clitoris in the last fifteen years.

This paradox is at the heart of visual artist Sophia Wallace‘s “Cliteracy movement, which uses images, technology, grand installations, street art, and sculpture to bring attention to this female pleasure center.

The female anatomy as a subject is frequently employed in advertisements and pop culture; yet, women aren’t experiencing consistent pleasure even though our bodies are consistently sexualized.

Sophia Wallace hopes to change the conversation on the clitoris and increase our literacy on the body part through her interactive artwork. She views the clit as a metaphor, a subject for art, and even as a giant-sized mechanical clit-meets-bull-ride (you’ll get it when you watch the video).

After going viral on Tumblr, reaching over 20,000 users, Wallace decided to promote the clitoris in a medium greater than a gallery or a museum.

One installation, called the “Clit Rodeo,” had both genders riding this aforementioned mechanical mega-clit (sigh, if only that were real) as a way to increase “cliteracy” among the masses. She encourages talking about the clit, thinking about it, and “treating it on equal terms as the penis.”

Check out this clitastic video and let us know: what do you think of when you think about a woman’s clit?

H/t Upworthy, Photo: Sophia Wallace

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Laura Argintar

Laura Argintar is a Senior Women's Editor at Elite Daily, comedienne and low-key science nerd. Listed among her achievements are performing stand-up throughout New York City, graduating with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science and being the first woman in history to twerk at a 2 Chainz concert. LARG – as her friends call her – enjoys covering women’s topics, watching celebrities self-destruct and rising to any occasion.

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