With November right around the corner, it is time start thinking about Election Day, and with so may important issues to cover it is easy to overlook some. Thankfully, some very funny and talented women have made it their goal for us to remember one important issue, reproductive rights. Co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead, has launched Lady Parts Justice. The group is dedicated to getting women to pay attention to their reproductive rights in the United States. Their mission statement says it the best, “Lady Parts Justice is the first not-safe-for-work, rapid response reproductive rights messaging hub that uses comedy, culture and digital media to get people off their asses and reclaim their rights.”
With the help of popular comedians, musicians and spokespeople Lady Parts Justice has launched the “V to Shinning V” campaign. Using humor and media to get people’s attention, the group is encouraging women to vote this Election Day to gain their reproductive rights back.
The Capital Times quoted a recent press release about the “V to Shinning V” event saying,
“The first annual fall event that serves as the push we all need to step up, get loud, go to the polls in November and toss out politicians who have decided the biggest problems in our home states is what women do with their vaginas,”
Many public events to bring awareness to the issue are taking place in the next few days, as well as the first ever “V to Shinning V” day on September 27th. It is a day to get with friends, have fun, and talk about which candidates will be best for improvements in women’s reproductive rights. Lady Parts Justice is encouraging everyone to get together with their friends, and join in on Saturday. It’s a good excuse to have fun and make a difference!
These are important issues about birth control, abortion, rape culture, and our lady parts. The way Lady Parts Justice is addressing these topics is highly creative, humorous, and important. You can visit their website at ladypartsjustice.com, where they are utilizing social media, videos, and special events to get the message heard. Their website has a video for each state about certain issues that are specific to where you live, as well as very entertaining links to their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.