Vagina Museum hit by backlash for labelling abused Polish women 'people with ...

A Vagina Museum has been hit by a backlash after refusing to use the word women in a social media post while talking about the issue of abused Polish women. 

The London-based organisaton instead used the phrase 'people with vaginas'.

People expressed disbelief that a museum dedicated to vaginas chose not to use the word 'woman', with one calling it 'ludicrous'. 

The comment came as artist and photographer Aleksandra Karpowicz was handed access to their Twitter account in a 'takeover' to highlight the current situation in Poland.  

Demonstrations have spread across the country after changes were made to Poland's abortion laws.  

London's Vagina Museum were criticised for refusing to use the term 'women' in a social media post. The organisaton instead used the phrase 'people with vaginas' in a post on Twitter

London's Vagina Museum were criticised for refusing to use the term 'women' in a social media post. The organisaton instead used the phrase 'people with vaginas' in a post on Twitter

The Vagina Museum in Camden, north London, is dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy

The Vagina Museum in Camden, north London, is dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy

Who is Aleksandra Karpowicz? 

Aleksandra Karpowicz is a London-based artist who aims to, 'reassert the in the human form.'

She studied photography at the University of the Arts London before going on to earn a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Warsaw. 

Award-winning artist Ms Karpowicz says her artwork is 'based on critical research and has a liberation message...to create a social revolution through art to bring back our bodies.. 

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Pointing social media users to Karpowicz's account, the Camden museum wrote: 'This is a takeover by @a_karpowicz to share with you the abuse of rights that is happening to Polish people with vaginas.'

They followed the post with the hashtag: 'StrajkKobiet', which in Polish means 'women's strike'.

This is the name of the grassroots women’s rights organisation currently leading demonstrations in Poland. 

Mass protests have taken place after the predominantly Catholic country tightened its abortion laws, making it illegal to end a pregnancy due to foetal defects.

After the ruling goes into effect, abortion will only be permissible in Poland in the case of rape, incest or a threat to the mother's health and life.

These make up only around two per cent of legal terminations conducted in recent years. 

The museum's preference for the phrase 'people with vaginas' over 'women' has prompted outrage on social media. 

Many called for them to use the original term, while others praised the post for its 'inclusionary language'.

One person wrote on Twitter: 'The world has gone mad.' 

An exhibition from inside the museum, which hopes to educate visitor on the gynaecological anatomy (file photo)

Some users on social media criticised the 'snowflakes' behind the museum's Twitter post

Some users on social media criticised the 'snowflakes' behind the museum's Twitter post

Another person on Twitter exclaimed 'the world has gone mad' in reaction to the choice of words

Another person on Twitter exclaimed 'the world has gone mad' in reaction to the choice of words

The term split opinion with several people arguing over its use on social media

The term split opinion with several people arguing over its use on social media

This individual called it 'ludicrous' that a museum dedicated to vaginas refused to use the word 'women'

This individual called it 'ludicrous' that a museum dedicated to vaginas refused to use the word 'women'

Some praised the museum for their 'inclusive language' in light of the protests in Poland

Some praised the museum for their 'inclusive language' in light of the protests in Poland

The world's first VAGINA museum where guests can buy anatomical crocheted souvenirs and postcards 

The world's very first vagina museum aimed at tackling the taboos surrounding the gynaecological anatomy opened its doors to visitors in London last year.

The Vagina Museum, located in Camden Market, provides guests with an indoor space decorated with images and displays of the female reproductive system in a bid to promote 'a world where no one is ashamed of their bodies.'

Inside the exhibition, entitled 'Muff Busters: Vagina Myths and How To Fight Them', members of the public were greeted by red glittery tampons, menstrual cups and vagina-themed bunting.

The Vagina Museum, situated in Camden Market, London, was the creation of science YouTuber Florence Schechter (pictured)

The Vagina Museum, situated in Camden Market, London, was the creation of science YouTuber Florence Schechter (pictured)

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The museum, which also features plays and comedy nights around the theme of vaginas, was the creation of science YouTuber Florence Schechter, who decided to create a building dedicated solely to vaginas after discovering Iceland's Phallological Museum.

In 2017, Florence set about making her vision a reality by hosting pop-up programmes and events across the country - including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

She also launched a crowdfunder web page which received

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