We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit rapid response creative production team, made up of comedy writers, comedians and activists, on call 24/7 to make videos, artistic memes and create national actions that respond instantly to the breaking news surrounding reproductive rights issues. We will within minutes, or hours, blast the perpetrators dispensing damaging information about abortion, crisis pregnancy centers, birth control as well as taking down those who shame and stigmatize women for wanting, having and demanding safe and healthy sex lives on their own terms.
LPJL infuses comedy into reproductive rights spaces while also dropping some knowledge and activism into our pop culture and social lives inspiring folks who have not been active in the feminist and reproductive rights movements to get on board.
LPJL also helps expose the bad guys on a local level, traveling around the country, bringing together, comedians, artists and reproductive rights activists to form their own local leagues and working with them to create fun and outrageous ways to expose the hometown extremists who are fighting against everything from access to sex education to shaming women for daring to demand justice for rape or equal pay for equal work.
About the Name “Lady Parts Justice League”
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, 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 League 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 LPJL, 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.
Since day 1, the LPJL has fostered a multi cultural, multi ethnic, gender fluid team of creative listeners and questioners who understand how important and rewarding it is to make content that comes from and speaks to a diversity of life experience.
Join the league. We fight hard, we are really fun and we have cool shirts.
Lady Parts Justice League
c/o New Venture Fund
1201 Connecticut Ave. , Suite 300
Washington D.C. 20036