Actress Debra Messing wished her Instagram followers a Happy National Women’s Day. She did so by sharing a photo of cupcake vaginas claiming that women are beautiful no matter what their genitalia looks.
“Happy International Women’s Day! Powerful, beautiful, and sweet. ? (image by @therealaliwentworth ).”
But soon after posting she felt that she was not being inclusive enough. So she amended her post.
“(?ADDED?: I want to apologize to my trans sisters. This photo was supposed to be light, & sassy. The first thing I thought when I saw this photo was “wow how wonderful. Each one is unique in color and shape and size.
The porn industry has perpetuated this myth of what a “beautiful” vagina looks like and as a result there are women who feel shame or insecure about the shape of the vulva. I loved that this picture said “every single one is beautiful and unique and that’s powerful.” I did not, however, think “but there are innumerable beautiful, unique and powerful women who don’t have a vagina. And I SHOULD have. And for that I am so so sorry. Thank you for righting my wrong.”
How is it offensive to trans? Don’t they consider themselves to be women anyway? Or is it that the female genitalia is now offensive since not everyone who wants one has one?
This is just another prime example of how our culture has become overly sensitive.