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A 21st Century Shakespearean Tragedy

Some feminist satire for Friday!


To vajazzle or not to vajazzle?

That is the question.

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The slings and arrows of a plain vagina,

Or to take arms against a sea of glittering vulva,

And by opposing end them?

To die: to bling no more;

and by not bling to say we end

the heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks

that labia is heir to. ‘Tis a consummation

devoutly to be wish’d.


Ay there’s the rub.


Vajazzle. Etymology – blend of vagina and bedazzle. Meaning – to decorate a woman’s vagina or pubic area with jewels.


The Cosmo Debate: ‘I am a feminist – can I vajazzle?’ Writer and broadcaster Dawn Porter and comedian and feminist activist Kate Smurthwaite battle it out at the Women of the World festival on Saturday 10 March at the South Bank Centre, London

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