Vulva Museum Proposal Was Satire - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Vulva Museum Proposal Was Satire

Published September 27, 2012

A proposal to build a Vulva Museum in Mosfellsbær was a work of satire, says the residents’ group who produced the idea, meant to poke fun at town council’s actual, real proposal for a wild animal museum.
As reported, in a statement to the press, the Residents’ Movement – an association of Mosfellsbær townspeople – said that they are opposed to the town council majority idea of opening a wild animal museum to celebrate the town’s 25th anniversary. Rather, the association proposed instead a vulva museum.
The association argued that a vulva museum would have more to offer than a wild animal museum. For one, they said, equality issues have been featuring more prominently in everyday discussion. Such a museum would symbolically contribute to gender equality. Furthermore, the vulva itself has been made the subject of numerous works of art, from plays to sculptures. The group also added that it would be fun to have Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot perform at the grand opening.
That last detail should have been a tip-off, but this was apparently lost on the press – Grapevine included – as Vísir now reports that the proposal was merely a work of satire, drawn up by the residents to mock and ridicule town council’s wild animal museum idea.
“We found the wild animal museum idea ridiculous.” said Kristín Pálsdóttir, a secretary for the association. “So we came up with the idea to top the nonsense.”

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