Knit a uterus for your member of Congress

Thank you Jezebel, for suggesting that we “Knit a Uterus to Donate to a Congressman in Need.”

Remember when we decided that Rick Santorum needed a uterus of his very own so he’d leave ours alone? Well, now there’s a similar idea being proposed for the members of Congress across this great land who seem so insistent on getting all up in our lady parts since they’re jealous they don’t have any of their own. So how exactly are we going to make that happen, since we can’t, you know, give them actual uteruses? Enter Government Free VJJ, a project which aims to have have ladies knit or crochet lovely versions of uteruses (plus cervixes and vulvas) and mail them to their representatives.

 So kind of you to provide fabulous patterns for such wonderful projects as the Snatchel, Felt Cervix, and Happy Uterus.


Today is a good day for some craftivism.



Nobel Peace Prize Winner Defends Criminalisation of Homosexuality

We praised her before as an under-appreciated hero. So it’s even sadder to read this.

The Nobel peace prize winner and president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has defended a law that criminalises homosexual acts, saying: “We like ourselves just the way we are.”

In a joint interview with Tony Blair, who was left looking visibly uncomfortable by her remarks, Sirleaf told the Guardian: “We’ve got certain traditional values in our society that we would like to preserve.”