Quite a bit of hullabaloo on that Anne Frank post – apparently, one can’t mention Anne Frank and, you know, Lady Parts without offending both Suburban Moms and certain commenters here and on Facebook. For those who believe in the sanctity… no that’s the wrong word, the very divinity of the Holocaust, Anne Frank stands as our Jewish Virgin Mary figure. Anything that refers to Anne’s humanity, like any mention that a teen girl was very aware of her budding sexuality, distracts people from her sanctioned role as a victim. In that respect, it is deemed as disrespectful… no that’s not the word… sorry, I meant sacrilegious – it is sacrilegious and diminishes the horrific crimes of the Nazis. It’s like we murdered Anne Frank all over again. Because you can’t talk about Lady Parts. And you definitely cannot talk about Lady Parts and the Holocaust.
Maybe I’m overstating things a bit, but just a bit. And this is why it was great to hear that beginning this Monday, we will all be celebrating International Clitoris Week!
Clitoraid, an anti-female-mutilation group, is sponsoring something it calls International Clitoris Week. Kicking off next Monday with a series of events in its homebase of Las Vegas, it aims to encourage more women to openly explore their sexual identities through “educational lectures, art exhibits, songs and dance, or a ‘girl’s night’ of sharing,” says Clitoraid spokeswoman Nadine Gary.
I’ll be wearing a pink button all week.