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Lady Parts Justice League Presents: You Should Smile More! And Other Man-Spirational Things!
February 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$15 - $30
Founded in 2015, Lady Parts Justice League is a team of comedians, writers, and producers that uses humor to destigmatize abortion and expose the extremist anti-choice forces working to destroy access to reproductive rights in all 50 states. We do the job that the media doesn’t, creating provocative and hilarious videos and social media content that educates people about the pervasive, discriminatory abortion laws that profoundly and disproportionately impact poor women and women of color.
Another crucial part of the League’s mission is to support and raise awareness about independent abortion providers. These clinics bear the brunt of anti-abortion legislation and harassment. Several times a year, we take our talents on the road to perform comedy shows in a USO format that brings entertainment, elbow grease, and love to these clinics and their communities. When the media fails to cover important stories about reproductive rights, and when providers ask for support, Lady Parts Justice League is proud to say that #WeShowUp.
We create a fresh space for people to take action who haven’t necessarily seen a place for themselves before in political or reproductive rights movements. Lady Parts Justice League fosters a multicultural, multi-ethnic, gender fluid team of creative activists who understand how important and rewarding it is to create content that comes from and speaks to a diversity of life experience.
About the name:
The name “Lady Parts Justice League” came from an incident involving a former Michigan state representative and a tireless advocate for abortion rights named Lisa Brown. In 2012, at the same time we were developing our organization, Lisa was fighting against dozens of horrible regressive anti abortion bills in Lansing. In one contentious battle, The Speaker of the House banned Lisa from the statehouse floor for using the word vagina when arguing against a transvaginal ultrasound bill- a bill that would have forced pregnant people to undergo a state mandated transvaginal probe before they could have an abortion. When she asked what she SHOULD use instead of vagina, the Speaker of the House suggested something less offensive like “lady parts.” The actual offense – a politician who was offended by the word vagina yet felt an absolute entitlement to legislate it – inspired us to take Lisa Brown’s fight and expose this kind of hypocrisy by choosing Lady Parts Justice as our name.
Like “Nasty Woman Unite” or “Pussy Grabs Back,” “Lady Parts Justice League” is a clap back to yet another extremist politician feeling entitled to legislate bodily autonomy. At LPJ, we don’t connect reproductive parts with gender, and we advocate strongly for the reproductive health and rights of trans men, trans women, and all non-binary people. We believe whatever your gender identity, you have the right to access safe, dignified and affordable reproductive healthcare.
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If you need help developing your kickass idea to change the conversation around reproductive rights and aren’t sure where to start, we do and we’re ready to help!
Lady Parts Justice League will work with you and your friends to create fun and effective ways to combat it all. We want to share our comedy expertise and love of this work by giving you some new tools to continue your work in this space and cause a little (or a lot of) trouble in some new/creative ways. Email us to set up a werkshop in your area!