I've been thinking about this for a while. In fact, sorry, I can't claim this as my own thought; we've all been thinking it. What is with the wealth of bullshit publications for women? And men for that matter? And publications that don't exist across genders but should?
When I recently shared the article above, the outcry for something similar was overwhelming. I've had thevagbox.com registered for a while now and have been meaning to start building the site but, having a pretty demanding job and limited funds means it's unlikely I'll be pulling it off in a hurry - even The Vagenda had to cease publishing- and there was so much feedback that TheVagBox was just too brash a name. But, I've since decided to maintain that that's the whole point. There's no use pussy-footing around when what we all have to say can be particularly brutal, blunt or painful to read. It reminds me of my grandmother telling me that boys would never like me if I burped the alphabet in front of them. I beg to differ, Grandma, but it's kind of a party trick of mine and any boy I've ever wanted to end up with has found it pretty amusing. Honesty is the best policy. Case in point. The Vag Box it is.
I'd love to collaborate with lots of different people, men and women, on an authoritative, no-wank editorial operation that acts as a central hub for health, politics, sex and more. That would be the ultimate vision.
To keep things nice and simple for now, I've set up an Instagram account by the name of @thevagbox and I'm looking for contributors for long form social media that tells a story. It can be your point en total (although Instagram limits to 2200 characters), or a snippet that then leads to a longer article you may have published elsewhere, using the hash tag #TheVagBox
- Honest sexual encounters
- Your experience of things like:
Sexism & Misogyny
Things that are marketed specifically to your gender (or not marketed to)
- People you admire of any gender
- Your reaction to something that has happened in the media
- Anything that inspires or repulses you as an individual
And so on...
To get involved, just drop me a line at email@example.com, over on Twitter @thecafecat or simply tag your posts with #TheVagBox to submit for possible regramming and to join the feed.