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Flowers & Vulvas: Why Open Conversations About Sex & Our Bodies Are Important

Sivananthi Thanenthiran, Executive Director, The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW)

21-Sep-21 15:00

Flowers & Vulvas: Why Open Conversations About Sex & Our Bodies Are Important

Recently, YADIM Muslim Women's Council (MAYA) called out Feminine hygiene brand, Libresse, for misusing an image of a woman's “private part” on an ad design for its sanitary products. She said that the advertisement -- which has flowers shaped like vulvas -- "clearly undermines the dignity of women and violates the norms of decency in Malaysian society".

But does it really, though? Or do we as a society need to be more open about sex and our sexual organs? Sivananthi Thanenthiran of ARROW joins us to discuss.

 
Image credit: Libresse 'Know Your V' campaign

Produced by: Dashran Yohan

Presented by: Dashran Yohan


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