The underground chapel beneath the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Department at Yale University was meant to honor the ancient Mesopotamian fertility goddess Inanna.
Then they found the ancient penis carving.
Construction of the fertility grotto has been suspended until the Yale women’s community can figure out what to do with the giant phallus.
“We can’t leave it there, but the law says we can’t remove it,” said the chair of the department, Professor Ari Ng Babae. “The discovery has set off a serious debate about intersectionality.”
Inanna — the Mesopotamian goddess of love, beauty, sex, desire, fertility, war, justice, and political power — was originally worshipped in Sumer, what is now Iraq and Kuwait. She became known as Ishtar under the Babylonians. Today she is remembered as the worst Hollywood movie ever directed by a woman.
Archaeologists attempting to date the age of the penis through carbon-14 dating required police protection when campus feminists attacked them for “perpetuating rape culture.”
“We were going to call our worship group the Cult of the Nasty Woman,” said Prof. Babae. “But the penis has ruined everything.”