Vagina Knitting Is Performance Art That's Definitely NSFW

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If you thought your grandmother's hand-knit sweater last Christmas was bad -- what with its mismatched fabrics, bell-bottom sleeves, and your name stitched to the back -- you can can take some solace in this: At least it didn't come from her vagina.

See also: Labia Dye Keeps Vaginas in the Pink

Casey Jenkins is an Australia-based feminist who calls herself a "craftivist," campaigning against political and social issues using bold, albeit embroidered, statements.

Her most recent piece of performance arts aims to raise questions about the negative stigma surrounding female genitalia "by linking the vulva with something that people do find warm and fuzzy and benign and even boring."

It's called "Casting Off My Womb," and for 28 days Jenkins knits from wool that's been lodged in her vagina, with the number of days allowing for a full textile record of her menstrual cycles.

Of course for those who are familiar with Jenkins, this isn't all that shocking.

She and her Craft Cartel, an activist group for crafty types who don't dig rose-scented doilies, have created numerous DIY workshops and street art installations including Embroidery Porn, Free Pussy Riot, Cunt Flings-up, and even a Female Fight Club where women beat each other with disposable objects like bread sticks and tomatoes.

Plus, says Jenkins "When you take a hard look at a vulva you realize its just a bit of a body. there's nothing that is shocking or scary. Nothing's going to run out and eat you up."

No, but it may try to keep you bundled up this winter.

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Jean Appleby
Jean Appleby

Really....really....is this the slowest orgasm in history? What other purpose would you do that?

Jennifer Hiner
Jennifer Hiner

Wtf? It's about shock value, not about bonding w your vag.

C Thomas Warmuth
C Thomas Warmuth

Eureka! After continual thought and much deliberation, I think I finally get it now! And man howdy if I ain't done went and got inspired. I would like to officially announce that I will be doing a performance art installation all next month where I jam a permanent marker into the end of my weenis to tag bus stops and light rail stations with my street name "Pinkeye" in honor of chauvinistic feminism and feministic chauvinism AND also to simultaneously support, and condemn this lady's scary vulva vagina art/protest/sweater thing. As the month of weenis art continues and progresses it will slowly degrade to me just throwing my poop at passing cars to demonstrate the fact that cars are evil and come from the Devil to woo God's people away from Him and public transit. I will eat a steady diet of organic gluten free glitter so my browns are shiny, biodegradable, and highly visible in hopes that they might act as a representation of the metal that even a single car costs Mother Earth, each time one is made by the Devil. Also, I just recently bought a car. Is that bad?

C Thomas Warmuth
C Thomas Warmuth

Knit me some mittens magical vagina! Knit me some vagittens!

Go-Getter ML
Go-Getter ML

Does your vagina do the knitting? Can it takeout the garbage too?

ctwarmuth
ctwarmuth

I don't get it. I thought I would. I don't. Can someone explain really? I think the performance artist in the video tried to explain but...why? She thinks the vulva is scary? She wants to prove that idea wrong? Is the vulva scary? I never thought so, but a period snuggie or neck warmer would be kind of gross like a doo doo helmet or a wrist watch made exclusively from farts. I ususally don't understand performance art, so that part's on me, but, she explained it and still I'm stumped. Is there a guy making cheese sandwhiches with his butt too? You know, somewhere off camera?Don't get me wrong...I like the idea of performance art that quietly and bravely breaks the taboo for the socially oppressed and for as much as I don't understand it, I have participated in performance art in the past. But why did the lady stuff yarn in her vagina and then start knitting with it? Was it so fellas such as myself would gawk and ask hillbilly questions like, "Boy I tell ya, that just don't make no sense no how... Do it?"

C Thomas Warmuth
C Thomas Warmuth

I don't get it. I thought I would. I don't. Can someone explain really? I think the performance artist in the video tried to explain but...why? She thinks the vulva is scary? She wants to prove that idea wrong? Is the vulva scary? I never thought so, but a period snuggie or neck warmer would be kind of gross like a doo doo helmet or a wrist watch made exclusively from farts. I ususally don't understand performance art, so that part's on me, but, she explained it and still I'm stumped. Is there a guy making cheese sandwhiches with his butt too? You know, somewhere off camera?Don't get me wrong...I like the idea of performance art that quietly and bravely breaks the taboo for the socially oppressed and for as much as I don't understand it, I have participated in performance art in the past. But why did the lady stuff yarn in her vagina and then start knitting with it? Was it so fellas such as myself would gawk and ask hillbilly questions like, "Boy I tell ya, that just don't make no sense no how... Do it?"

G Paul Hudak
G Paul Hudak

Of course her last name is Jenkins, she is deliberately ugly, has a terrible haircut and hates men. Give that woman a trophy. New Times sucks.

Jessica Graf
Jessica Graf

Anyone else concerned with possible toxic shock syndrome......I wouldn't understand tho cuz I'm just a child bearing lemming making uninformed decisions

Nora Blkbld
Nora Blkbld

good thing i heard about this on the interweb a year ago

Kelsey Ripley
Kelsey Ripley

I like what she did with the color scheme..... uhhhhhh. just. Uhhhhhh

Tasha Waisner
Tasha Waisner

Natalia.. its extremely unsanitary that dying/dead tissue mixed with her blood is knit into something. Her urethra is up in there too? Grow up? Maybe you should invest in hand sanitizer and research personal hygiene.

Nick A Thomas
Nick A Thomas

I seen it yesterday all of it and the meaning behind it, it looks like some of your viewers are still in the child mode Sex education in the states needs an over hauling we are so up tight over our bodies.

Christina Happ
Christina Happ

I made the mistake of reading this while eating. I almost barfed. This is horrifying. I think she's just got major daddy issues.

Brett Solesky
Brett Solesky

Natalia Badger You must be a big fan of semen too.

Barbara Primous Jackson
Barbara Primous Jackson

So not only did I get to learn about this craftivist but I also clicked on the vagina steaming and vagina dye links. I see I have a lot to learn.

Lisa Rhoades
Lisa Rhoades

The only person who has a problem with her vagina is her.

Jay Lind
Jay Lind

Would, or could, a vagina scarf be used as a muff?

Jeff Park
Jeff Park

Well that was certainly interesting, I always wanted a Vagina Scarf, No... Really, lol.

Natalia Badger
Natalia Badger

Lol while initially I was like "seriously!? Wtf!?" Ultimately I think it fucking cool as shit. Everyone should be so comfortable with their bodies to shove a skein of wool up in it just to see how it comes out if they get the inkling to. Why the hell not? As long as it's clean who cares. Not like it's going to get lost in there. The fact that it shows a visual representation of an entire menstrual cycle is really enlightening. I'm guessing that's the part that really weirds all of you out huh?For those of you who have a problem with the thought of women bleeding from their vaginas or having vaginas at all without a cock going in or a baby coming out, really should grow the fuck up. What is gross about it? Weird? Totally. A bit out there? For sure. But gross and disgusting? Why?

Eric Higgins
Eric Higgins

I generally approve of anything with "vagina" in the title, but this is disturbing. Lol

Jon Crowley
Jon Crowley

I've seen string come out my dog's ass but I never thought it was knit worthy. Now I know...

Paulann Cordova Xandriss
Paulann Cordova Xandriss

Babies, men, (women, for those inclined) even the occasional sex toy should come out of the vagina, but not scarves.

Paulann Cordova Xandriss
Paulann Cordova Xandriss

Eww. That is really disgusting and misguided. This does not help the female population at all either, not sure how she thinks it does. Who really has complaints with vaginas? Either you love them or you don't. If you don't, you're going after something else not wasting your time complaining.

Morgan Berg
Morgan Berg

I like some odd stuff but this is not one of them.

Jeff Barbaree
Jeff Barbaree

@tasha. Imagine being a family member at Christmas and being petrified of getting a 28 day scarf. "I'm not comfortable opening my gift".

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