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Awesome Swedish Principal Allows Vagina Mural to Stay in School

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A classroom full of pubescent 13-year-olds sighs in relief.

If the Swedes hadn't already proved they were great and respectful fans of the vagina with their feminist movie ratings, IKEA textiles, and their siring of national hero and tall drink of holy water, Alexander Skarsgard, their education system has come down decidedly pro-pussy. This week, there was a lot of controversy in the city of Nyköping after a mural depicting what can only be described as a smiling vagina was painted on a local junior high school's staircase. The work was done by Gothenburg-based mural artist and vagina-haver Carolina Falkholt, who frequently leaves a trail of acrylic labia and ovaries everywhere she graffitis. But after the school had commissioned Falkholt, the board decided it was an inappropriate setting and announced plans to paint over the psychedelic twat. 

Harke Steenbergen, the school's principal and a man after Eve Ensler's own heart, declared that the vag mural is a keeper. He's a big fan of the love tunnel and its message. He told The Local, "Should we censor this just because it depicts female genitalia? Maybe the students think this a really cool thing, that they have a school that dares!" Adding, "I see many pedagogic advantages to having her art in the school." Among those pedagogical advantages is normalizing the image of vaginas for 13 to 15-year-olds, making a statement about artistic expression, and oh yeah, getting to look at a surreal purple vagina which appears to have superb dental hygiene all day long. The Swedish school is just one giant penis in the gymnasium away from revolutionizing the education system.

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