DIY

The Snatchel Project: Knit a Uterus for a Congressman in Need

This week, the fight continues between women and their uterus-less congressmen, and if the creatives behind Government Free VJJ have anything to say about abortion and birth control legislation, it's that congressmen everywhere could use a few uteri of their own.

Government Free VJJ is encouraging women (and supportive men) to knit or crotchet colorful replicas of their reproductive organs, including the uterus, cervix, and vulva, and mail them off to their representatives with a small note:

Dear Men in Congress: If we knit you a uterus, will you stay out of ours?

The project website includes knitting patterns ( the Womb by MK_Carrol, the Snatchel by Zabet Stewart, a Felt Cervix by Sonya Philip, and a Knitted Vulva by Jennifer Hutchinson) and crotchet patterns (the Happy Uterus by Joy Koestner and the Crocheted Uterus by Tink Edwards).

All can be mailed directly to your congressman or mailed to the project coordinators, who are organizing hand-deliveries to congressional offices in Washington.

For more information, check out the project website.


Follow Jackalope Ranch on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest.
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Claire Lawton
Contact: Claire Lawton