Is Everything Just A Subtly Disguised Vaginas? These Instagrammers Think So
"Almost nothing is not a pussy" say Eva Sealove and Chelsea Jones, Los Angeles-based besties and masterminds behind the (va-)genius Instagram account @look_at_this_pussy.
After meeting at a New Years party a few years back, Sealove and Jones found themselves in one of those lifetime friendships worthy of sappy #bffl and #togetherforever hashtags. But not just that. The two immediately started brainstorming silly ideas for social media stardom.
Their first baby was tw1tt3r*bi0, an account dedicated to posting "ridiculous off-the-wall examples" of somebody’s personal description on Twitter. However, it didn't really take off but it's OK because their true goldmine was right under their noses all along.
About a year in their friendship, Sealove and Jones started jokingly texting each other pictures of objects that resemble vaginas and saying "look at this pussy."
"It was sort of like a Where’s Waldo game between the two of us, and it just became one of our internal memes. We joked about making an Instagram account for it, and then one day one of us actually did."
In an interview with the Bullett Magazine, Sealove and Jones describe the project as both "visual and textual." And it really is.
If you actually look at the @look_at_this_pussy Instagram account, you will see that all images are followed by empowering quotes or witty one-liners. All of those lines are consciously inserted there to make women feel better about themselves while they scroll through miles and miles of numbing Instagram posts. As Sealove explained:
"Chelsea once tweeted [...] something along the lines of 'between 6 and 6:45 is when I make myself feel bad on Instagram' and I think that's really a common experience between females — looking at other girls on Instagram and feeling bad about yourself. Hopefully what we're doing is helping people to feel [...] like they're connecting with other people."
Both girls agree that the project really changed their perspective on the world and kind of made it all spin around the "glorious cunt." But not just theirs, apparently, because their prank account already boasts a whopping number of 91,000 followers: both men, women, lovers, and haters.
Among all the prudes blasting Sealove and Jones for being vulgar and inappropriate, there are those who claim they're "desexualising" the vagina. But the girls say it's the complete opposite.
"We are pro-sex and pro-pleasure and pro-expressing yourself. Females do not need to be de-sexualised, which is also to say that we do not need to be further fetishised."
By Justina Bakutyte, published on 27/04/2016