Pussypedia, a Wikipedia "pussy" to break the taboos – Pop culture

Pussypedia, a Wikipedia "pussy" to break the taboos - Pop culture

Three Mexicans want to put on line Pussypedia, a free and bilingual platform to learn about the female sex. Inclusive and enriched with 3D diagrams, this "encyclopaedia of the cat" should be ready for 2019.
        It was not until the start of the school year 2017 that a manual finally represents the female reproductive system: last September, the Magnard editions have redesigned their diagrams, presenting the clitoris as an integral part of the vulva. A year earlier, independent researcher Odile Fillod, who specializes in the sociology of science and popular science, created a printable clitoral model in three dimensions.
To contribute to a better knowledge of the female sex, an online encyclopaedia project has emerged in Mexico. Worn by Zoe Mandelson, Jackie Jahn and María Conejo, this encyclopedia called "Pussypedia" was the subject of a crowdfunding campaign last November on Kickstarter. This crowdfunding is now closed, and a halo of success: in total, the three Mexicans have raised more than € 18,500.
A cultural taboo
"Once, I looked on Google whether or not all women could ejaculate. I did not find anything conclusive on the subject, but I came across a medical journal article about clitoral orgasm, and the orgasm of point G, which are actually not two things distinct. […] I was sure that anyone with a cat [ndlr : « pussy »] would like to know this information, "wrote Zoe Mandelson to present the genesis of Pussypedia.
The journalist notes that most of the medical observations on the female sex are limited to her reproductive function. "Outside of medicine, people with a vulva living in the West have been deprived of information about their bodies for centuries, for cultural, religious and patriarchal reasons," she continues.

With Pussypedia, the goal is to overcome this lack of information, and to offer anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge of female genitalia. At the same time, the project's sponsors want to fight against certain taboos, such as those associated with menstruation.
The online encyclopedia will be free and bilingual, since it is written in Spanish and English. The site will offer visitors a representation of the vagina and other organs of the female reproductive system, in three dimensions. Each article should incorporate 3D visualizations to explain the topics covered.
A three-dimensional diagram
But a lot of the work of the creators of Pussypedia will precisely consist in gathering quality information. "Most of the information we learn about our bodies comes from advertisers, who try to sell us products that we not only need but also hurt," says Zoe Mandelson.
Rules, menopause, sexuality, masturbation, contraception, prevention of sexually transmitted infections and abortion will be among the topics addressed by the encyclopedia. The creators of Pussypedia want to popularize the scientific knowledge on the female sex, and provide elements of response to some debates – such as the relationship between the clitoris and the vagina in sexual pleasure.

An inclusive approach
Written in an accessible language, the platform should also take care to talk to all those whose gender is socially considered as women, but who do not feel necessarily belonging to this genre.
As cisgender women, the project's sponsors wish to solicit the opinion of transgender or non-binary people to propose a more inclusive encyclopaedia. Part of the funds raised during the crowdfunding will be used for this purpose.
"We reclaim the word pussy"
The three Mexicans finally explain why they preferred the term "pussy" to those of vagina or vulva: "We reclaim the word pussy because we love this word. Moreover, the word vagina only refers anatomically to the vaginal canal ". Above all, the creators of Pussypedia prefer to avoid talking about women, to prefer the expression "people with a cat" ("people with pussies"), they consider more inclusive and representative.
Their "encyclopedia of the cat" should be online in 2019.
    

    
    
        

    
    

    

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