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Lady Parts Justice League uses humor, celebrity and pop culture to advance the conversation on reproductive rights in unexpected places. With our unique combination of community building events and digital media rabble rousing, our message is spreading and people are paying attention!
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HelloFlo | February 23
“When you close down a clinic that provides abortion, you’re also closing down access to testosterone and other kinds of trans health care,” says Lizz Winstead of Lady Parts Justice League.
The New York Times | February 22
‘DO RE #METOO: A NIGHT OF COMEDY AND SEXISTS SONGS PERFORMED BY RIGHTEOUS WOMEN’ at the Gotham Comedy Club (Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.). A nonprofit started by Lizz Winstead, one of the creators of “The Daily Show,” Lady Parts Justice League hosts this night to benefit its cause — protecting access to safe, affordable reproductive health care.
HowToUse | December 21
Abortion is often regarded as a serious, weighty topic, and for good reason—reproductive health is a far-reaching issue that carries significant consequences for women around the world. But an organization called the Lady Parts Justice League is taking a new approach to the topic by using comedy to defend reproductive health and “fight back against abortion foes online and on the ground.”
GirlTalk HQ| December 19
Each year, LPJL raises money and hits the road with their Vagical Mystery Tour which is all about supporting abortion clinics, providers and staff, especially in states where they are few and far between, to let them know they do not have to face the onslaught of anti-choice BS alone.
Sacramento News & Review.com | December 7
You’ve seen the ads: “Scared? Pregnant? We can help.” Designed to look medical, crisis pregnancy centers, or CPCs, advertise to pregnant people looking for an abortion provider.
The Mary Sue| December 5
Lady Parts Justice League, founded by Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, advocates for reproductive rights and gender equality with a side of unapologetic badassery.
Broadway World | December 5
In their latest video release, “The Justice League We Deserve,” Lady Parts Justice League takes a page out of the DC Comics playbook and beams into the sky their version of a Bat-signal– a glowing Uterus that is the clarion call to gather the superheroes of the reproductive rights movement to fight back!
The Ink.nyc | December 3
This Santa also had a different title: Ms. Claus. And the venue was untraditional as well: the public space on the fifth floor of Trump Tower.
Ms. Magazine Blog | November 3
On Wednesday, a review board in Florida denied parole to convicted murderer Michael Griffin, who fatally shot Dr. David Gunn outside of a Pensacola clinic in 1993.
Refinery29 | October 26
In a time when access to abortions is ever-shrinking, it’s particularly egregious that people across the country are still being deceived by fake abortion clinics, masquerading as “crisis pregnancy centers.”
GirlTalkHQ | October 13
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Teen Vogue | October 4
“While the country is in the midst of several crises…our politicians voted against the humanity of women,” Lady Parts Justice League founder and Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead told Teen Vogue in a statement.
Huffpo | September 28
Let me ask you this: what if you could just take a pill that could help guarantee your autonomy, reinforce your ability to make the important decisions regarding your own life, assert control over your body, and thwart repressive forces trying to take away your rights?
Elite Daily | September 19
A 2006 Congressional investigation found 87 percent of CPCs surveyed provided false or misleading medical information.
CNN | August 11
As late-night comedians ramp up their roles as political commentators in the age of President Donald Trump, CNN’s #GetPolitical series caught up with comedian Lizz Winstead — the co-creator and former head writer of “The Daily Show” — to talk politics, comedy and social activism.
As someone who’s had a firsthand experience engaging with a Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC), it’s absolutely mind-blowing to me that NPR would run a piece that did not discuss the well documented lies about abortion that unsuspecting pregnant people are told when they enter looking for help.
This is Nurse Rebecca Zaman. She works at A Place For Women, a crisis pregnancy center in Oahu, Hawaii. Nurse Rebecca is a nice lady who jams vaginal ultrasound wands into pregnant teenagers for Jesus.
Fusion TV |
“We’re traveling around the country like a band of witches, feminist witches, who are casting spells on right-wing extremists.” Lizz Winstead is on a comedy tour with a mission.
In the midst of feminist coven Lady Parts Justice League’s 8-week national tour to advocate for reproductive rights, they’re also launching a 10-day public awareness campaign to “engage repro rights supporters, partner organizations, and new activists around the country in online and in-person actions to expose fake clinics.”
At a recent protest in front of a crisis pregnancy center in Pittsburgh, Lizz Winstead, founder of the pro-choice activist and performance group Lady Parts Justice League, went head-to-head with a woman who was dressed like a nurse. Turns out, she wasn’t a medical professional at all.
Ms. Magazine Blog |
Lady Parts Justice (LPJ) is a reproductive justice organization working to push back against anti-choice aggressors and harassment outside of clinics through a touring comedy show called the Vagical Mystery Tour.
The Cut |
In 2015, a yearlong undercover investigation of crisis pregnancy centers in California found that, in 91 percent of cases, women posing as visitors were told that getting an abortion would cause breast cancer, miscarriages, infertility, or depression that could lead to suicide (all untrue).
Women’s Law Project |
On Wednesday July 19, Lady Parts Justice League will bring a comedy-and-activism themed road trip they’re calling the Vagical Mystery Tour to Pittsburgh, and the Women’s Law Project is pleased to be a part of the talkback section of the show.
Swerve Magazine |
One way Winstead and a group of comedians use to engage people is the Vagical Mystery Tour. It is a comedy and music tour that seeks to entertain and educate people on reproductive rights and how people can get involved in their local areas.
Seattle Gay Scene |
Lady Parts Justice League and The Abortion Access Hackathon, in partnership with over 30 reproductive rights organizations, announce the launch of #ExposeFakeClinics— a national week-of-action running from July 17th – 26th, designed to engage activists to help expose the truth about fake reproductive healthcare clinics set up by anti-abortion extremists to discourage pregnant people from having abortions.
Broadway World |
Lady Parts Justice League and The Abortion Access Hackathon, in partnership with over 30 reproductive rights organizations, announce the launch of #ExposeFakeClinics– a national week-of-action running from July 17th – 26th, designed to engage activists to help expose the truth about fake reproductive healthcare clinics set up by anti-abortion extremists to discourage pregnant people from having abortions.
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio |
LPJ came to Cleveland as a part of their Vagical Mystery Tour. The tour is a series of comedy shows and service projects bringing positive attention and assistance for abortion providers across America. In Cleveland, they came back to Preterm to lift up the staff.
Pittsburgh City Paper |
In planning the Vagical Mystery Tour, which blends comedy and activism, Lady Parts Justice League targeted cities and states where reproductive rights and access to reproductive-health services are threatened.
Detroit Free Press |
Lizz Winstead is best known as a co-creator of “The Daily Show,” but currently she’s busy with the Lady Parts Justice League, a reproductive rights comedy activist group.
It’s not for the faint of heart, but “The Daily Show’s” Lizz Winstead brings the Lady Parts Justice League tag-team comedy show to the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, on Sunday, July 9.
Get your tickets now to be part of all the fun and activism hosted by Lizz Winstead’s awesome repro rights organization.
To help you cope with the ongoing uncertainty about the future of the U.S. healthcare system, the Lady Parts Justice League’s Vagical Mystery Tour, featuring “a coven of hilarious badass feminists who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters fighting against reproductive rights,” is waiting to take you away.
The show notes for Episode 39 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/07/episode-39-resistance-survival-tips-the-vagical-mystery-tour-with-special-guest-lizz-winstead.html
A.V. Club |
Lizz Winstead discussed her feelings about all the spin-offs The Daily Show has produced, and offers praise for Trevor Noah’s tenure.
The Daily Show‘s co-creator and former head writer, Lizz Winstead is fighting back for women’s reproductive rights in a unique way this summer, as she launches the Vagical Mystery Tour.
If you’re planning a tour around the country to host comedy shows, volunteer at abortion clinics, and get communities involved in the fight for reproductive freedom, there’s really no better name you could choose than the Vagical Mystery Tour.
Chicago Now |
In town: Tom Cotter, Lizz Winstead with the Vagical Mystery Tour, Cash Levy, The Hodgetwins, Artie Lange, Mo Amer, and The Capitol Steps.
Defending Grace Blog |
Hear Nebraska |
The co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show is no stranger to effective political satire, co-founding liberal radio station Air America and co-hosting mid-morning political commentary show Unfiltered, with Rachel Maddow, making a name for herself as an integral voice in many hot-button discussions.
kmuw 89.1 Wichita’s NPR Station |
Comedian Lizz Winstead co-founded Lady Parts Justice League in 2012; the organization is comprised of feminists who use comedy to raise awareness of reproductive rights issues.
Liberty Press |
If the Lady Parts Justice League (LPJL) sounds like a conglomerate of superheroes, you may not be far from the truth.
Damn Mag |
The Lady Parts Justice League (LPJL), an activist group of funny feminists and self-proclaimed exposers of “sexist shitheads,” just launched a summer comedy and music festival to support abortion clinics across the United States.
The Smartest Man in the World Podcast |
Greg and Jennifer take a trip to the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last remaining clinic providing legal and safe abortion services to the women of Mississippi. Chats with several of the employees, volunteers and anti-choice protesters in this special episode of SMITW. Please visit https://jacksonwomenshealth.com if you would like to make a contribution to their work.
Little Village |
The Lady Parts Justice League is bringing its Vagical Mystery Tour to Iowa City on June 20 at The Mill at 8 p.m.
Comedian Lizz Winstead just wants people to give “a shit” about abortion rights and the medical professionals who ensure access to reproductive care.
attn: Got Your Attention Podcast |
Interview: Comedian Lizz Winstead—co-creator of “The Daily Show” and co-founder of Lady Parts Justice—talks about reproductive health, what she sees as the greatest threat to abortion rights, and an overlooked part of supporting reproductive rights.
Arkansas Times |
The Lady Parts Justice League is a self-described “coven of hilarious badass feminists who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters fighting against reproductive rights.”
[Contains explicit content] Lizz Winstead: Daily Show creator, author of Lizz Free or Die, radio host, stand-up, activist. There isn’t a part of the political comedy landscape that she hasn’t had a hand in. The personal is political, too, so Eugene Mirman invited Lizz to come into the studio to share her unique experiences with end of life planning for her parents and all the lessons she learned.
Atlanta Magazine |
The night of stand-up comedy at Terminal West is designed to encourage activism for women’s reproductive health rights.
Huffington Post |
At a time when reproductive rights are under siege and shell-shocked Americans would rather Netflix and chill, Lizz Winstead (co-creator of The Daily Show) and her Lady Parts Justice League are embarking on a 16-city tour of comedy shows combined with actions supporting local abortion providers.
Whole Woman’s Health Blog | May 25
Last week, our staff members from Whole Woman’s Health joined forces with those on “The Vagical Mystery Tour” – Co-Creator of “The Daily Show” Lizz Winstead, Comedian and Actor Ian Harvie, and Comedienne Joyelle Johnson – for the “Don’t Mess With Access” comedy show, which benefitted Whole Woman’s Health and their advocacy arm, Shift.
Dallas Voice | May 12
Lizz Winstead with two of her fellow Lady Parts Justice League comedians will be in Fort Worth on Thursday, May 18, volunteering at the Whole Women’s Health clinic and performing that night at the Ridglea Room.
Talks at Google | May 3
As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and co founder of Air America Radio, Lizz Winstead has helped changed the very landscape of how people get their news.
Refinery29 | May 3
People have plenty of arguments against abortion, but one that consistently pops up from people who have no medical training or expertise to spout such facts is that having an abortion is unsafe.
Mic | May 3
If we’ve ever needed to bust the myths around abortion, it’s now.
Huffington Post | May 3
They’re even safer than colonoscopies!
Forbes | Apr 27
By all accounts, Lizz Winstead has revolutionized progressive media, beginning with late night television.
CU Independent | Apr 14
Lizz Winstead and Ron Bostwick discussed the use of comedy both as a tool to engage audiences and as a motivator.
Rise Stronger | Apr 7
When it comes to fighting the good fight, Lizz Winstead, “First Lady of Political Satire,” wants to make it funny.
Broadway World | Apr 3
This summer, Lady Parts Justice League, an organization that delights in exposing sexist shit heads, will hit the road to bring their unique combination of comedy, activism, and on-the-ground support to abortion clinics and audiences across the nation!
Bustle | Mar 22
If you’ve ever wished your sex education had a little more song and dance and animated cartoons of birth control, you’re in luck.
LPJL debuted the video to coincide with the start of Congressional hearings on President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, who has argued an employer can deny health care coverage that includes birth control that violates their faith.
The Daily Dot | Mar 21This ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ parody explains how Plan B actually works
Tired of explaining to friends and family how Plan B isn’t an abortion pill? Show them this nifty Schoolhouse Rock parody instead.
STATIKNOIZE | Mar 21Lady Parts Justice League Breaks Plan B Down In New Video
Lady Parts Justice League ( referred to as LPJL henceforth) has just dropped a cool new little video clip for purposes of clearing up misconceptions …
In a parody of Schoolhouse Rock!’s iconic animation “I’m Just a Bill,” the Lady Parts Justice League created “I’m Just a Pill,” an informative cartoon about the importance of emergency contraception and why it should be available for everyone.
Seattle Gay Scene | March 20, 2017
Lady Parts Justice League’s Clever New Video, “The Pill” Promotes Reproductive Rights
We j’adore this clever video from LADY PARTS JUSTICE LEAGUE (want an awesome name for your group? stick “Justice League” at the end of it!) that promotes Birth Control.
The good people at activist/comedy group Lady Parts Justice League used the power of singing, anthropomorphic objects to spread facts about an important, often misunderstood little friend: the Plan B morning-after pill.
With its “I’m Just a Pill” video, the Lady Parts Justice League delivers a timely explainer on the basic facts of human reproduction and what birth control does.
Broadway World | Mar 20, 2017
Lady Parts Justice League Presents ‘I’m Just a Pill’ with Lea DeLaria
With all the fake news and non-facts promoted about contraception and reproductive rights, Lady Parts Justice League had to clap back
Huffington Post | Mar 20, 2017
Catchy ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ Parody Reminds Us That Plan B Is ‘Just A Pill’
Pro-abortion rights group Lady Parts Justice League came up with a genius way to educate the masses about what the morning-after pill really does.
Spring.St | Mar 2, 2017
Lady Parts Justice League From The Woman Who Brought You The Daily Show
When it comes to fighting the good fight, Lizz Winstead, “First Lady of Political Satire,” wants to make it funny.
WBAI | Feb 12New Yorkers #StandWithPP
…supporters of the 100 year old organization chanted at Washington Square Park in Greenwhich Village over the weekend. They stand with Planned Parenthood, an organization which fights for reproductive rights, family planning and healthcare for all, under atack by the Trump administration.
The rally in Washington Square Park featured prominent reproductive rights advocates, including Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler and founder of Lady Parts Justice League Lizz Winstead, as well as local elected officials including Comptroller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Letitia James.
Time Out New York | Feb 10, 2017
Dirty Dancing for Planned Parenthood
As part of its action week during Valentine’s season, Lady Parts Justice League is hosting this viewing party of the legendary ’80s romance…
Cosmopolitan | Jan 6, 2017
Paul Ryan Blocked the Delivery of 87,000 Petitions Asking Him Not To Defund Planned Parenthood
They also took to Twitter to start the #PaulRyanSoScared hashtag, which quickly caught on as people began tweeting their utter disappointment…