Want to make a real statement with that statement necklace this fall? Screw rhinestones: how about you wear your feminism loud and proud and rock a vagina pendant this season? "Well, I'd love to, but that can't be a real thing," you're probably thinking. Well, it is real. You can buy it on Etsy for $15. Feminism that won't even put you in the poorhouse!
The pendant, sold by the Etsy shop TypsyGypsies, is highly detailed. Like a Georgia O'Keefe painting, this interpretation of the vagina is, well, very flowery. It kind of looks like a rosebud, only it's definitely a vagina. There's really no mistaking this pendant for anything else. From the pink color to the shape to the tiny pearl clitoris, every inch just screams "VAGINA!"
While I appreciate the attempt to embrace female anatomy, I just can't get down with the idea of wearing a genitals as jewelry. I like my accessories to be a little less political and a lot less graphic. That said, if you are participating in a production of The Vagina Monologues soon, I can't think of a better piece of adornment. Besides, this is a much less wishy washy form of feminism then the Chanel S/S 2015 runway protest.
Maybe instead of wearing these pendants, we should just start carrying them around as a sort of talisman. Do vagina charms ward off misogyny??? Will cat-callers burst into flames when telling a vagina pendant-carrying woman to smile??? LET'S FIND OUT.