Iceland is proud to have been nominated as the most gender equal country in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index for nine years in a row. But let’s not get on our high horses, because there’s still work to do until we achieve true equality.
If Iceland wants to legitimately be the nation with the highest gender equality in the world, we have to address the obvious lack of a vagina museum in Reykjavík. The Icelandic Phallological Museum is the world’s first and only penis museum, founded by longtime phallus collector Sigurður Hjartarson in 1997.
Almost every tourist who comes to Iceland ventures all the way up Laugavegur to see the phallic wonders of mammal penises. There are literally hundreds of members on display, including a human specimen from the deceased Icelandic neo-nazi Páll Arason.
What about the wonders of mammal vaginas?
When Florence Schechter discovered that there was a penis museum in Iceland, she also realized that there was no equivalent space for vaginas. Thus, she founded The Vagina Museum in the UK. However, it doesn’t have a permanent exhibit yet.
As Florence clearly realized, vagina representation matters, and we need it now. It’s time for Iceland to have its very own permanent display of hundreds of mammal vaginas in all of their glorious colours, shapes, and sizes.
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