Feminism

“Politicians Off My Poontang!” 3 Posters Sound a Rallying Cry for Reproductive Justice

Reproductive justice AND swearing like a sailor?? Do you love these 3 posters half as much as I do???

ColorLines reported California-based artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez designed these images with women of color (love that!) accompanied by colorful language. She created the posters on International Women’s Day in response to douchebag Rush Limbaugh’s bullshit misogynistic comments. You know, how he slut-shamed Sandra Fluke and pretty much called all women who use birth control “sluts” and should post sex tapes of themselves online if they want the government to pay for it. Such a swell guy. But he’s not the only one.

Bill Maher defended Rush Limbaugh’s and his “apology” (WTF?!) and we’ve seen a historic onslaught of anti-choice legislation at the state and federal levels. The media and society police women’s behavior, labeling them “sluts” when they engage in sex and when they assert their agency over their bodies. Beyond normalizing violence, rape culture stigmatizes women’s sexuality. Anti-choicers perpetually hide behind some bullshit faux “morality” when they don’t really care about women’s lives. They just want to demonize vaginas and uteruses.

As Rodriguez wrote on her blog:

“Politicians and conservatives are waging an all out war on women, our bodies, our access to health, our right to birth control, and our right to free, accessible and safe abortion…

“Patriarchy is destructive to society, it’s a form of violence against women, and there is no place for it in contemporary culture. We have to call it out when it happens.

“I decided it was time for some slut positivity and some major ass kicking of these conservative, woman-hating men.”

Omg this woman is my HERO!! So click here to download these bad-ass posters. Then Facebook, Tweet, Tumbl, Pinterest – whatever else the kids are doing these days – spread them far and wide.

We women will not be silenced. Hear us fucking roar.

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