Have you ever seen such an empowered-looking female reproductive organ? I haven’t. While it seems that we’re experiencing a pile-up of attempts at anti-women’s-rights legislation lately — not to mention Rick Santorum, you know, existing — some women have taken the guys in charge to task… with their knitting needles. In a meaningful, albeit lighthearted, gesture, the cleverly-named Snatchel Project wants women everywhere to knit a uterus and send it to their male senator or state representative. The collective idea? Perhaps if they have their own, they’ll finally leave ours alone.
We do not need misogynistic pundits calling us sluts and prostitutes. We are half of the population and we will not be treated as children or a disenfranchised minority,
says the manifesto on the site. I for one think it’s, at worst, completely harmless. At best, it could actually make a difference in individual counties and states if enough people did it. Regardless, to a guy in a suit who works in government, it’s equal parts icky and unfamiliar. And that’s how it should be. If it makes you uncomfortable to hold it in your hand, maybe it’s none of your business in the first place. [via TheDailyWhat]
Directions and details can be found on their site, as well as instructions on how to knit and crochet if you’ve never been taught!
What do you think of this ambitious project? Would you knit a uterus to send your local representative?