Not Available on Etsy: This Woman Knits With Her, Uhhh Yeah

And if you live in Australia, you can watch her do it.

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There’s one kind of knitted good that you probably won’t find on Etsy: the kind that comes out a human vagina.

Self-proclaimed craftivist Casey Jenkins, 34, is doing a 28-day performance art piece in which she knits a very long scarf from a ball of wool that she has inserted into her vulva. It’s appropriately titled “Casting off my womb.”

Jenkins is largely doing the project to feel more at one with her body and to try to make vaginas more approachable by pairing them with warm and fuzzy tasks like knitting. “If you really look at the vulva, you realize it’s just a part of the body,” she told  SBS2 Austria. “Nothing’s going to run out and eat you.”

And to answer your burning questions: No, it doesn’t hurt.

“People push babies out of there so it’s a pretty robust area.”

And yes, she keeps knitting through menstruation — although getting the yarn out is sometimes more challenging.

“It’s slightly uncomfortable sometimes,” Jenkins said. “Arousing sometimes.”

22 comments
ShannonMcCreery
ShannonMcCreery

When I first heard of this a month or so ago, I was so looking forward to seeing how she was able to hold the needles with her labia, or whatever. How disappointing...lol.

mrbomb13
mrbomb13

MEMO TO THE TIME MAGAZINE EDITORIAL STAFF:

Laura Stampler (the article's author) has debased and defiled your brand by posting a disgusting, mindless article highlighting an absolutely revolting, grotesque, and appalling activity.

Articles like this devalue the TIME brand.  They make readers wonder 1) whether you've lost your collective minds, 2) whether you employ actual journalistic standards, and 3) whether you're trying to compete with the softcore porno industry.  Writing like this will lead to your continued path to irrelevancy and insolvency as a journalistic outlet.  Readers will leave your site, and deprive you of badly needed revenues.  That revenue shortfall will force you to hire writers like Laura Stampler who lack the maturity and professionalism to distinguish between serious and tabloid-quality journalism.

As the old saying goes - "garbage in, garbage out." 

theefingking
theefingking

Sometime it feels like the honorable thing would be to just go outside and shoot myself....

zelskid1
zelskid1

Time Magazine is getting weird. And video is unavailable.

notmyshametobear
notmyshametobear

My first thought was "Why the HELL would anyone do that. Seriously, that is the dumbest thing I have ever heard of." But then, I realized, here she is, on TIME. Ok, still incredibly stupid and gross, but.....she got the notoriety she was looking for.


http://itisnotmyshametobear.blogspot.com/

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

To say that this woman knits with her vagina is exactly the same as saying that a person knits with a knitting bag.  She's using her hands to knit, not her vagina.  Her vagina is being used to hold the yarn - like a knitting bag holds the yarn.


And I'd be damned if I touch what she'd knitting until it's been steamed for about a day.  Considering the diseases that could be spread by this, I'm glad it's in Australia and not the U.S. where this is being done.  But I have sympathy for the folks Down Under to have had this happen to them.


Seems to me wildfires are easier to handle than this nonsense.

HellieHadfield
HellieHadfield

Shame that all the comments below slate her. I think it's quite an interesting project, and has a valid point to prove. Not every young girl grows up feeling comfortable with her body. I think her idea of making it seem unscary is actually quite good.


MarySibbetElm
MarySibbetElm

This is not performance art, this is not someone getting to feel comfortable with themselves. This is someone merely trying to grab attention in the only way their mind apparently can think of. And I use the word "think" lightly here. Is the human body beautiful? Yes it is. This is not showing how beautiful or approachable the human body is. It's merely a way of attracting attention and most of it will be negative. In which case this woman will claim she's proved her point. I don't find it degrading or disgusting. I find it quite stupid of a grown woman who can only garner attention in such a debasing manner. This is how you've chosen to be remembered. Or forgotten-and I'm thinking that's how it will be for you a few weeks from now. Totally forgotten.

CristinaHategan
CristinaHategan

Sometimes i have the feeling that if i were to throw a big pile of crap at a yellow wall, it could easily be called art... Seriously....

EmanMalik
EmanMalik

Its disgusting and ridiculous , and please raise your standards its a time Mag not an ordinary porno mag to publicize all such nonsense happening in world to get famous in public we should condemn these kind of issues by not covering them in press

nojo2013
nojo2013

Seriously, is this woman for real? What woman in their right mind comes up with the idea to stick a ball of yarn inside their vagina and knit with it? She says that by doing this the rest of us are going to question the fears and negative associations we apparently have with the vulva? Yeah, OK, whatever...more like performance psychosis than performance art!

MTaschinger
MTaschinger

She's not knitting with her vagina, she's knitting from her vagina. And honestly I don't see what there is to watch. If she wants to do that, great. What is the point of anyone watching?

sugabritches
sugabritches

Why?


And why are white women always doing ridiculously nasty things like this?


Sorry to sound racist, but geesh, why is it always some white lady squirting breast milk at people or slinging menstrual blood on a canvas and calling it art.  GTFOH!


I just can't....

ShannonMcCreery
ShannonMcCreery

@sugabritches Racist much? What does this article have to do with white women as a whole? Nothing, absolutely nothing. I am white and would never do some retarded crap like anything you just mentioned. Not to sound racist....followed by a racist remark. Hahaha so hypocritical. That is just like everyone who says "not to be mean" then says something completely mean. Racist, is exactly what you intended to be, and it is what you are. Just own it!

JessieMorrow
JessieMorrow

@sugabritches I know I should expect boring, typical reviews like yours. Sorry that this video was too exotic for your taste. I'd suggest you move on and decide not to click on a link that obviously holds no meaning for you.

sugabritches
sugabritches

@JessieMorrow @sugabritches , There is a HUGE difference between "exotic" and "nasty".  Nasty as in unsanitary, dirty, something even the lowest form of animal life would not do because it is stupid and disgusting.  And people who do not want comments about their disgusting activities should not film them and post them on the internet.