guest post by Stacey Michelle Liou.
It frustrates me SO MUCH that so many women misunderstand, are not familiar with or just don’t know about their own bodies. I am grateful (nearly) every single day for WHR*, and it makes me sad that so many people are deliberately kept from accessing this information, or are given incorrect or biased information about their bodies. It’s not even like, a human right that people should know about themselves, it’s a condition of life! How do you survive and how do you love yourself if you don’t know yourself in the most basic way? I mean, I listen to my mother and my sisters, pretty liberally educated (if liberal means sex is not as taboo…), relatively speaking, and like, there’s confusion about the uterus and the vulva/vagina and it’s not like I know that much but it makes me so MAD that this information isn’t readily accessible. Or, that people don’t actively access it? do you know what I mean? I want to be active in reproductive/health education.
* editor’s note: Women, Health, and Reproduction, a biology-based course about women’s bodies.