Toronto artist's American Apparel T-shirt has tongues wagging

Toronto artist and OCAD student Petra Collins, 20, who created the

Toronto artist and OCAD student Petra Collins, 20, who created the "Period Power" shirt for American Apparel. (Supplied photo)

Jenny Yuen, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:34 PM ET

A shirt depicting a bleeding vagina is causing a bit of a brouhaha.

American Apparel is selling online a graphic T-shirt they’re calling “Period Power,” designed by Toronto artist Petra Collins, “who creates portraits exploring female sexuality and teen girl culture.”

On the white cotton tee is a picture of a woman masturbating while menstruating.

“It was a play on souvenir tees that are derogatory to the female body,” Collins, 20, said Monday in a telephone interview from New York City. “I put these three very taboo topics on female sexuality on this — pubic hair, female masturbation and menstruation — and put them on display for the public.”


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