Today’s award goes to a group of rather… weird… German feminists with an interest in space.
A German feminist art group has revealed a vulva-shaped spaceship concept, which it is encouraging the European Space Agency to help realise in order to better represent humanity in space and “restore gender equality to the cosmos.”
The group Wer Braucht Feminismus? (WBF?), which translates to “Who Needs Feminism?”, created the Vulva Spaceship concept to challenge the convention of phallic spacecraft design.
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“The project adds another dimension to the representation of humanity in space and is communicating to the world that anyone has a place in the universe, regardless of their genitalia,” said the organisation.
There’s more at the link.
They’ve even gone so far as to produce a video to publicize their concept.
Frankly, I never thought that the design of a rocket had anything to do with genitalia. I’d always figured it had to do with aerodynamic efficiency, to penetrate the atmosphere rather than anything made of flesh – but, clearly, what do I know?
On the other hand, I’d love to know how the vulva spaceship will cope with re-entry…