The Black Uterus is a work of art. As its' creator, I have no control, ultimately, over what people may see in the art. However, the origin circa 1975 was from the context of the political movements for various kinds of liberation up to that time, where the raised and clenched fist was used as a symbol of liberation and empowerment. Here's a wikepedia link explaining:
as well as a more particular explanation of the "women's liberation" symbol (circle with cross below and clenched fist in circle), which was originally designed by Robin Morgan, here's a link to her website and the book "Sisterhood is Powerful":
Thursday, February 14, 2008
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The Black Uterus was born in the early 1970's, in the nascent revolutionary cauldron of the Women's Movement. The Black Uterus emerged from the revolutionary power symbol of the 1960's, sisterhood is powerful, black power, the uprising of the oppressed. This powerful symbol of female energy was conceived in the fertile imaginations of Canada's creative West Coast women who cultivated their female energy as they prowled the night in the cities, towns and countryside, leaving graffiti on the walls of their beloved East Side, illuminating the turn of the millenium with the power of The Black Uterus. When darkness begins to press them, they look into the night sky, and the silhouette of the Black Uterus appears in an orb, calling the women to gather as if they are a storm of brilliant energy.