puffer pussy

Puffer pussy is a wearable device that protests against misogynist linguistics habits. A vagina shaped mylar balloon is connected to a speech recognition software that detects verbal microaggressions towards females in a conversation – and reacts to it by inflating.

Can we empower women by pointing out subtle moments of misogynist cultural vices? Can we help our community in breaking the cultural mannerisms that we don’t think that much? Can we, as women who are frequently interrupted by sexist vocabulary in conversations, act faster and be able to talk with people that are using these terms without realizing how they can be harmful?

This project was made during the The Stupid Hackathon 2017 in collaboration with Corbin Ordel and it’s still being developed as my thesis research at ITP. You can check my work in progress here.