Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, known as Rokudenashiko, paddles in her kayak modeled on her vagina in the Tama river in Tokyo

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Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, known as Rokudenashiko, paddles in her kayak modeled on her vagina in the Tama river in Tokyo in this October 19, 2013 picture provided by Eigo Shimojo. Igarashi, who made figures of Lady Gaga and the kayak, said on July 16, 2014 from jail she was “outraged” by her arrest and vowed a court fight against obscenity charges. Igarashi, 42, says she was challenging a culture of “discrimination” against discussion of the vagina in Japanese society. Picture taken October 19, 2013. REUTERS/Eigo Shimojo/Handout via Reuters

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Kathie Bergquist

Kathie Bergquist

Kathie Bergquist is publisher and editor-in-chief of Ms. Fit Mag. She teaches writing at Columbia College Chicago and edited of the anthology. "Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast" and is co-author of "A Field Guide to Gay and Lesbian Chicago." Pulled reluctantly into a fitness lifestyle by her wife and partner of many years, Bergquist is now a runner, a boot camper, and a yogini.

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