Inspired by those lovely condoms, I decided to make a birth control polyvore.
I tried to present as many contraceptive forms as possible; however, I couldn’t figure out how to represent the 2-days method or the withdrawal method so neither of those are here. I don’t think I missed out anything else! Abstinence is represented by the blue cross over the beige circle, and hopefully it’s clear that the scalpel represents sterilisation (but know that cutting things is not the only way to undergo sterilisation). Also, obviously I didn’t put every version of every cap and pill there is on the market. That would be a bit much!
ETA: Feel free to ask me about any of these methods!
Anyone in the West Midlands (or able to travel to this area) interested in discussing contraception on film please get in touch via my ask box. This is particularly for women and girls, but we’d like to hear from anyone else too.
ETA: Please signal boost if you can!
Abortion Worldwide video from the Guttmacher Institute
[A transparent, headless female mannequin filled with dozens of babydoll limbs and heads, aka “How Republicans view women”]
That is such a frightening idea but it sounds exactly right.
HEADS UP MOLLY DAVY
omg you guys know me so well
At a recent protest in favor of reproductive rights in Richmond VA, protesters assembled on the Virginia Capitol’s steps. Police, many in riot gear, demanded that they disperse or be arrested. 33 people refused to leave the steps, and were arrested.
Top picture: The 33 arrestees, shortly before police moved in.
Bottom picture: Protester, identified as Mara Hyman, faces down cops in riot gear.