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MEDIA: womanhood Fri 25-May-18 14:28:14

We are making an arts documentary for C4 all about womanhood - what being a woman means and how the vagina has shaped our view of the world. We are working with photographer Laura Dodsworth to create a unique artwork made up of the experiences of a hundred women from all over the country. Never before has any generation been as bombarded by manipulated, controlled and airbrushed images. We’ve been tyrannised by the ideal of a perfect, pink, neat vagina. We want to flip the script and explore how that body part really shapes our lives. Pleasure, sex, pain, trauma, birth, motherhood, mensturation, menopause, gender and sexuality. It’s time to reclaim our womanhood on our own terms and in our own words. Taking part involves getting some intimate photographs taken in a sensitive and respectful environment, as well as doing a short interview. The photos are all anonymous and your photo will not be matched with your identity if you don’t want it to be. Each woman’s photo and story will be part of the large chorus of women, providing their testimony to explore how their experiences and bodies have affected their womanhood.

We are particularly interested in hearing from older women in their 70s and 80s - it would be wonderful to include their wisdom in the project. Please email [email protected] or call Elle on 0203 6965054 if you

Fennel Fri 25-May-18 14:32:41

{shock] and grin.

annodomini Fri 25-May-18 14:39:55

grin 😳

grannysue05 Fri 25-May-18 14:56:30

This has got to be a set-up!

fiorentina51 Fri 25-May-18 14:57:06


Greenfinch Fri 25-May-18 15:09:12

Words fail me !

Charleygirl Fri 25-May-18 15:09:21

Somehow I think I will be giving this one a miss.

Squiffy Fri 25-May-18 15:29:26

Taking part involves getting some intimate photographs

Why? Aren’t there already plenty readily available?!!

If this weren’t under the Media thread, I’d have thought it was one of our usual ‘friends’ on revision leave - onesies etc.

Panache Fri 25-May-18 15:37:39

ARE YOU SURE it is not one of those highly questionable posts??

I ask you.........intimate photos at my age...........I honestly did not think I would ever be truly speechless,but yes ............I am.

Cherrytree59 Fri 25-May-18 16:03:18

Will you be paying for numerous counselling and therapy session that our Children and grandchildren would undoubtedly requiring.
Post traumatic shock springs to mind.

I'm not yet in the required age bracket but if I was , I would be saying....
*On her bike luv*grin

annsixty Fri 25-May-18 16:03:36

My mind doesn't boggle often but it is now.
How very dare they.

Fennel Fri 25-May-18 16:04:32

Geriatric porn ? wink.

yggdrasil Fri 25-May-18 16:07:36

How much are they paying? grin

grumppa Fri 25-May-18 16:12:16

In the cause of art and research, I am prepared to be upstanding for a parallel programme on manhood.

Lazigirl Fri 25-May-18 16:13:15


tanith Fri 25-May-18 16:19:16

😱 good grief really?

annsixty Fri 25-May-18 16:42:37

* grumppa* I will if you will.
Not at all a pretty sight, cover the eyes of the children and let us not frighten the horses.

grannyactivist Fri 25-May-18 17:18:48

Well, I have had a lot of ups and downs in my life, but I have never been tyrannised by the 'ideal of a perfect, pink, neat vagina', nor would I ever allow myself to be so. Does the researcher actually know what tyranny is?

Gerispringer Fri 25-May-18 17:55:48

Im sure being a woman has shaped my view of the world - being a woman is much more than the vagina.

harrigran Fri 25-May-18 18:00:28


gillybob Fri 25-May-18 18:09:11

An art work made up of older ladies
Foo-Foos, really shock

I was about to volunteer but at 56 I’m far to young wink

nanaK54 Fri 25-May-18 18:09:27

Oh blow - I'm not old enough - that's all that's stopping me (not) grin

BlueBelle Fri 25-May-18 18:26:10

Oh what a hoot I ll show you mine if you ll show me yours

Fennel Fri 25-May-18 19:01:37

Geri - "being a woman is much more than the vagina."

janeainsworth Fri 25-May-18 20:21:45

Bbprod seems to be a music video production company based in Cameroon.......