August 23, 2012

"Can you imagine protesters in penis costumes?"

Asks Meade after I send him this picture of protesters in vulva costumes (which commenter paul a'barge linked to after I linked to a picture of Todd Akin posing as a super-powered uterus).

I seem to remember some protesters in penis costumes, I said, Googling. I had in mind a mascot-like friendly penis, maybe offering condoms, but the first thing I found was this (NSFW). What on earth?! Here's some explanation. It happened in Kiev. A Ukrainian feminist group called FEMEN, protesting — of all things — having the Euro 2012 soccer championships in Ukraine.

The women of FEMEN, whose mantra is “Came, Stripped, Conquered,” dressed up in penis costumes and stood on a flower bed, strategically positioned between the legs of the soccer championship mascots Slavek and Slavko.

Yes, with Slavek and Slavko in a horizontal position, the ladies standing in their crotch area did manage to look like erect, uncircumcised penises.
Do you understand Euro-protest? So a lady dressed only in underpants and a — how shall I say? — headpiece is protesting... soccer? It's more like: if the soccer tournament is in Ukraine, it automatically implies sex tourism. Message received.

ADDED: I resume my search for penis-costumed protesters. I found "Scrotie The Nads," the mascot on the Rhode Island School of Design (#1 on a top 10 list of "Weirdest Mascots"). Here's a woman dressed — fully clad — as a penis, with a sign that says "United We State 2 Protect Women's Health"). I found a report — no photo — of a protester in a penis costume with a sign saying "George Bush is a dick" (those were the days!).  And if you ever need a penis costume, please buy it through my Amazon link.

25 comments:

Curious George said...

Speaking of soccer and penises reminded me of this

rhhardin said...

Derrida women operating phalluses

Rabel said...

A soccer post is fits perfectly with today's gay theme.

And to stay with that theme, let me add that the WV sucks.

stealth pundit said...

I had a friend in college who dressed in a large paper-mache penis costume for Halloween one year. A bunch of drunk guys kept trying to set him on fire. Wonder what Freud would think of that.

rhhardin said...

Vulva costumes have a hard time rhetorically.

Paglia comments that the female genitals are architecturally chaotic.

Its erotic point is preventing anything from being discovered, the male's drive to discover having been stimulated.

The only knowledge that finally fits is carnal.

wyo sis said...

If you can dream it you can be it.

Geoff Matthews said...

Those protestors are a bunch of dickheads.
>sad trombone<

Seriously though, I thought that the Rhode Island School of Design's hockey team mascot is 'Scrotie'.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Looks like the penis didn't come quietly.

Lindsey Meadows said...

"The women of FEMEN, whose mantra is “Came, Stripped, Conquered,”

Don't you suppose the correct order was "stripped, conquered, came"...just to keep the sequence realistic.

Lindsey Meadows said...

Paul Zrimsek said...
Looks like the penis didn't come quietly."

....oh if penises could only talk...the tails (yes i know) they would tell

EMD said...

Been there, done that


Shanna said...

I've seen it on Halloween in Gtown.

deborah said...

Those Ukrainian soccer photos are off-the-chart meta.

(I nominate PZ as the one-liner king.)

bagoh20 said...

I guess it's pretty common, because my girlfriend in college dressed for Halloween as a giant pink penis with huge nuts. Unfortunately, I was not told of this ahead of time.

"Don't stand so, Don't stand so, Don't stand so close to me."

pduggie said...

That whole thing about not being allowed to say 'vagina' in congress is bogus.

Its not that (whoever) said vagina. Its that she said (jokingly) that another congressman was inordinatly interested in HER vagina. That seems to cross a legitimate boundary to me.

n.n said...

Fanatics.

Titus said...

The Ukranian Penis chick is hot.

Some of the PETA chicks are hot too.

Those chicks look like they could be pretty hot in the sack

Dust Bunny Queen said...

They only WISH their vulvas were still pink and fresh.

Oso Negro said...

Feminists in the U.S. would be a lot more popular if they were as hot as the Ukrainian girls and protested topless.

Jason said...

Help! Help!!! I'm bein' repressed!!!

William said...

Seeing an attractive girl dressed as a penis sends all kinds of mixed signals. This has possibilities for a fresh new fetish.

Astro said...

Is that a phone in your panties or are you just really glad to see me?

/obligatory

Big Mike said...

It happened in Kiev.

I was wondering why my wife wouldn't let me go to Kiev.

Kathy said...

Ann - Google Image "Penis costumes and Gay Pride" and you will see a plethora of penis costumes and flags and floats....from many cities and many years ago.

It's about time the vaginas came out of the costume closet IMHO : -)

Alan said...

A certain Russian punk band should sue.