Knit A Uterus For A Congressman In Need

Women of America, UNITE!!

If you’re feeling frustrated by Congress and its endless desire to control our bodies, this plan just might be right for you!

A post on the woman’s blog Jezebel has a great idea for those of us who want to strike back and have a little fun at the same time.

The idea is simple. Take some of the unused yarn lying around, grab your knitting needles, and whip up a lovely uterus! You can follow one of the patterns on the site so that your project will be anatomically correct, complete with fallopian tubes, adorable little ovaries and a nice graceful set of labia.

Once completed, you send your gift off to a male member of Congress who has demonstrated that he secretly wishes he had a uterus of his own to control.

A sweet pink uterus for a legislator in need. By ilovebutter via Flickr.
A sweet pink uterus for a legislator in need. By ilovebutter via Flickr, available under a Creative Commons 2.0 license.

The comments on the Jezebel page show the enthusiasm of all the knitters out there who want to get in on this effort.  One comment suggests that women organize a big march of Washington under the banner, “DeOccupy Our Uteri“.

I love it!

If you want to be a part of the effort to give every member of a Congress a uterus but you don’t know how to knit, don’t despair!  There are a number of good knitting lessons right out there on YouTube, and this isn’t exactly like knitting a big old sweater.

Or if you’d prefer, you can even crochet a complete set of lady parts to send off to your legislator.

If you need a list of Congressmen who are in need of the right organs, you might want to start right here.  This is the list of those who voted to defund Planned Parenthood.

Featured image by ilovebutter via Flickr. Available through a Creative Commons License 2.0.

Karen is a retired elementary school teacher with many years of progressive activism behind her. She is the proud mother of three young adults who were all arrested with Occupy Wall Street. To see what she writes about in her spare time, check out her blog at "Empty Nest, Full Life"