Just this week I came across an amazing activism video from 3 very talented young ladies calling out Lil Wayne for his misogyny, and now I’ve found another great video – this one from more mature women with a different cause just as great (warning – this video is a bit lusty).
The video, called “For Those With Vaginas,” is from The Second City Network and calls on women to withhold sex from men who do not support funding for Planned Parenthood. The video is a satire, of course, but makes a point I find valid – everyone, men and women, should support funding for an organization that provides medical care for those who need it.
“There is nothing less hot than a man who doesn’t care about vaginas. My vagina, for your intents and purpose, is off the table. Period.”
Take a look at the video for yourself:
The video uses the Lysistrata tactic which has been used time and time again by women throughout history like Joan Baez and her two sisters who posed for a poster that read “Girls say yes to boys who say no” during the Vietnam War. The poster suggests that men who resist the draft would be rewarded by the beautiful woman at home. The poster was used as a means to raise money for Vietnam draft resistance.
Students Jump on Board to Defend Planned Parenthood
Students at Wesleyan University have produced their own video – “I Have Sex” – defending Planned Parenthood as young Americans who have sex, plan to have sex, use birth control, get tested, or take advantage of any of the other medical services offered by Planned Parenthood.
“Save Planned Parenthood…And protect our freedom to choose our own future.”
Check it out:
Wesleyan’s video has inspired students at other universities to create follow-up videos at Bard College, Oberlin College, Elmira College and students from New York, Ecuador, and France have also come on board!
I love seeing the sea of support for Planned Parenthood, especially with such creative expression!
What do you think of the videos?
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