Boinkette

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

The dancing pill is your friend

Ok, I've heard of a Pillsbury Doughboy, but a life-sized Pill? Planned Parenthood, which is featuring a giant pill and pill pack to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, apparently thinks that will amuse people.





Umm, yeah. A giant fluffy Pill would sure make me want to start using birth control...if I were five.

Next thing you know, kids are going to be clamoring for Life-Sized Birth Control instead of Life-Sized Barbie.

4 Comments:

  • At 9:00 PM, Blogger Joe said…

    Kind of an odd protest, no doubt.

    However, with left-wing political activism these days, we need to do whatever it takes to get news coverage w/o looking too bad. Creative things like this at demonstrations of bring out the media cameras, which brings positive attention to this cause.

    While we take things like birth control for granted, there's still a legion of far=right extremists that would love too outlaw it- and many of these extremists hold positions of power.

     
  • At 12:17 AM, Blogger Boinkette said…

    I totally agree...I actually found the lifesize Pill pretty awesome myself, but it's hard to write a funny post without a bit of a sneering edge. That's just the Boinkette persona. If I had the chance to dress up as a giant Pill, I'd do it in a second. I'm still flagellating myself for missing the March for Women's Lives last year because I was somehow too out of it to notice it was going on until it was too late.

    You are 100% right, there are plenty of extremists who would love to take away women's acess to bith control--like those fucking asshole pharmacists who say "blah, blah, freedom of conscience" as an excuse for refusing to fill Pill prescriptions. That makes my blood boil. They're attacking repoductive rights from all sides. And they figure that if they just keep chipping away at them, no one will notice.

    Like the governor of Texas signing the abortion parental consent/gay-bashing bill in a fucking church...these people have no shame, and they keep getting away with it. Arghhh.

    P.S. Yup, the Simpsons quote in my profile is real.

     
  • At 9:20 AM, Blogger Michael J. West said…

    What I like about this is that the other side can't possibly come up with an equivalent for their cause. What are they going to do, dress someone up as a giant, fuzzy, dancing Unwanted-Fetus?

     
  • At 6:56 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said…

    I would've thought she was a pregnant Alka-Seltzer, myself.

     

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