Mexican feminists gave rise to the Santa Vulva, as a way of raising their voice against sexist violence in the country.
The Holy Vulva is the new symbol against sexist violence. Source: (El País) Written in TRENDS on 2021/11/26 & middot; 00:30 hs
Mexico is known for being one of the most religious countries in the region. & Nbsp; In addition to the & nbsp; great devotion that exists for the Virgin of Guadalupe, & nbsp; there are & nbsp; high rates of sexist violence that terrorize women, which is why & nbsp; gave rise to the Holy Vulva , a new symbolism that raises its voice against feminicides and sexual abuse.
The creator of the new feminist icon is a 30-year-old woman named Ilse Urquieta, who found a way to channel the pain of abuse that she suffered as a child, by portraying the vulva and looking for a new meaning to it, as an aid & nbsp; to face the trauma that marked her for the rest of her life.
Source: (El País)
In this way, Urquieta explained that he decided to take the typical image of the virgins of the Catholic Church to redefine it and criticize the values that they promote, since they do nothing more than feed the discourses and practices of sexist violence. For this reason, & nbsp; the Holy Vulva came into the life of Aztec feminists.
“We are going to take your symbol and we are going to use it to redefine the history of women who have been violated” , said the creator.
The Santa Vulva was created by a young Mexican woman. Source: (Atomic Feathers)
The message behind the Holy Vulva
In addition to portraying the mistreatment of women in the country, the feminist image took on a new destiny by becoming a confessional, for all those who have not dared to report their aggressors and & nbsp; can free themselves from the pain they hold.
“It was an act of love, welcome and understanding, which is the most important thing ”Reflected the creator of the Holy Vulva, when she announced that the symbol will once again create its own caravan on March 8, after having been kept for two years due to the pandemic.