Knitted Uteruses Created For Rick Perry

WFAA reports upon a group of knitting enthusiasts who decided to protest by creating uteruses out of yarn that they plan to send to Gov. Rick Perry and other lawmakers who they say have cut funding to women’s health care:

Inside Kimberlyn Crowe’s Oak Cliff home, knitting has always been quiet therapy. Suddenly, it’s become a way to make some noise.

“Words don’t do any good because it’s all been said,” she declared. So she let the yarn became her words and her hobby become her voice.

“The statement is: ‘Get your hands off my uterus!’” Crowe said with a laugh.

2 comments on “Knitted Uteruses Created For Rick Perry

  1. Nothing says that women really remain regarded as little more than adorable vessels created solely for our pleasures than the fact that this behavior is not immediately called out to be the creepiest thing since “It rubs the lotion on its skin…”

    Knock, knock.

    D Magazine; who’s there?

    Some Guy Who Wants Dialogue

    How can we help you, Some Guy Who Wants Dialogue?

    Here, I knitted replicas of my penis and testicles for each of your female editors. I also embroidered the names of each along the undersides, so don’t get them mixed up!

    You’re not leaving that one, too?

    No, that one’s for Gloria Campos. But you’ll be sure to get these others to their lucky recipients, won’t you?

    Umm…

  2. Brett…we’ve tried more conventional forms of dialogue. Hasn’t worked.
    How would you suggest going about it?
    (This protest has made national news…yea, I know it’s cute and silly, but it’s creative and it’s making NOISE.)
    The knitted snatchels also get notes like this:
    “Dear XXX, I thought I’d knit you a vagina/womb/snatch of your own to do with as you please. I knew you didn’t have one. Feel free to stick things in it, toss it about willy-nilly, drop it on the floor and walk all over it, or even throw it away. These seem to be things you enjoy doing with vaginas and perhaps having your own to paw and abuse will make you feel better and keep you from abusing mine. I also considered knitting you an asshole, but that seemed redundant.”