"Daily Show" co-creator Lizz Winstead launches Lady Parts Justice

The site is an effort to mobilize and empower citizens to speak up for women's reproductive rights


Prachi Gupta
October 6, 2012 12:46AM (UTC)

Lizz Winstead is fed up with politicians legislating women's reproductive rights. And if you're Lizz Winstead, "The Daily Show" co-creator and former head writer, this usually means your hatred will fuel excellent political satire, humorous rage or both. Winstead writes:

Look, it’s time to stop being polite and start asking, “What the f*ck do you think you are trying to pull here?”

It is time to ask, “Why the f*ck are men and women who are inexcusably incompetent continually being elected into statehouses, governorships and THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS? And how the f*ck is it that this asshole serves on THE SCIENCE COMMITTEE of The House of Representatives?!

ENOUGH.

This morning, she launched Lady Parts Justice (presumably a reference to the controversial e-card that went viral from the Obama campaign's Tumblr), an advocacy site and PSA that encourages fans of women to vote:

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Today I am launching www.ladypartsjustice.com a place where we create messaging that dares to speak the language of truth, without giving a rat’s ass about how it will be judged by the self-righteous.

I hope that through the lens of humor we can expose how bad this War on Women has gotten and just what is at stake. I hope others will join me to drown out and put to pasture those politicians who abuse the privilege of serving their country with legislation that chips away, in every way, the options of a woman to achieve her potential.

Please join me.

 


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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