Ahhh… we have coloring books for all the other parts of the body. What if we had respectful ones for all our parts? What if we grew up in this environment? What if we saw these since day one? how did I miss this?
On the Last Gasp page that offers this book for sale, it says:
This item contains adult content. If you are under 18, please leave this page.
But their writeup for the Gangsta Rap Coloring Book with a thick line art gun on the cover, says nothing of adult content. However, it does say “The juxtaposition of the outlaw image of the rappers with the childlike innocence of a coloring book makes for an instant laugh.” Huh???
Why the vulva is off limits to under 18 in our culture while the gun is not is beyond me. Make them both equally accessible, one way or another – either of these is better to me than the way it is, yes?
Anyway, I went looking for what else I might have missed. I searched for coloring books of vaginas, vulvae, cocks and penises.
Imagine if we all grew up with comfort about all parts of our bodies. I think I am more likely to win the Nobel Prize than to get my mind around all the implications of that.
And yet I still wonder – could we do this?