Vaginas, Teeth and Movie Night
October 7th, 2014
Today I've decided to talk to you about the folk tale spread in many cultures around the world: the famous vagina dentata.
Forget the myths that made us out to be mythical creatures or even witches - that was nothing more than cute. In the case of the vagina dentata we were made out to be outright fierce: in case you haven't figured it out, our hooha was supposed to have... that's right gals... teeth!
I heard about this myth for the first time when I was in Africa, but also when I was away in India. Even though the myth changes a little from culture to culture, the basis is always the same: discourage men from committing rape and warn the population about the risks associated with sexual relations with unknown people. Not so stupid when you think about it!
Do you find that myth a little too much to swallow? Clearly you have not heard about this person who had a tooth removed from his nose. ;) Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating. We're far from Jaws va-jay-ja. But speaking of movies, this myth has also found its way into popular culture, particularly movies.
You don't know what movie to see tonight? Go ahead and invite your guy* to watch a Teeth horror flick! The synopsis? After a teenager discovers that her vag has sharp teeth, she decides to get back at all those men who treated her badly. I leave you to view the short clip below. I would suggest having some popcorn while watching it! ;)
So are you going to check out Teeth or are you going to stick with Jaws?
*I accept all responsibility regarding the side effects of this movie experienced by our male counterparts! ;)