Venus Libido is one of my absolute favorite Instagram accounts. It’s sex-positive, detailed cartoons of women in everyday, not-so-pretty situations convey the reality of how difficult it can be for women to exist in this “picture-perfect” world.
But one of the account’s recent posts divided women in a way I have never seen before by posing the question, “Is shapewear anti-feminist?”
In February, Trump’s administration issued a “gag rule” with Title X, a federal program that provided reproductive health services to many of Planned Parenthood’s patients. The rule would essentially force Planned Parenthood to lie to its patients—about pregnancy options, abortion referrals, and facts about procedures.
Planned Parenthood said fuck that.
Well, they said “no way,” we said “fuck.” Then we threw an event to help educate people on how they can support PP and affordable access to healthcare. Even if you didn’t make it out to Plant Parenthood, we wanted everyone to have access to the information shared.
Let’s talk about sex. And reproductive rights. And affordable access to healthcare. And body autonomy. And ALL the other things Planned Parenthood stands for.
Join us on August 25 at 7pm for a Catcall Collective meetup at PlantKC (3914 Washington St., Kansas City, Missouri) focused on how to help our local chapter of Planned Parenthood Great Plains. Come for conversation, information on how to get involved, networking with other bad ass feminists, and other Planned Parenthood fundraisers to look forward to. We’ll hear from PlantKC and their upcoming PP fundraiser, Brandon Love of Crumble Co. on why he decided to have his business vehemently support PP, and from other guests to be announced soon.