Would I be unreasonable to dress dd as a uterus?

(120 Posts)
BigOldFanny Wed 22-Aug-12 14:10:22

The Republican National Convention is going to be held very close to where I live... I'm thinking of going to protest and dressing up dd as a model of the female reproductive system... I'm slightly concerned about there being trouble there though and about using her when she's too young to have an opinion on anything herself (even though this will affect her long term). Is it wrong?

ObiWan Wed 22-Aug-12 14:11:35

No idea really, but do you already have a uterus costume? I'd love to see it.

Why don't you dress yourself up as a uterus instead?

And can we see pics?

yellowraincoat Wed 22-Aug-12 14:13:04

I'm never really comfortable with the idea of using children as a political statement, however much I agree with that statement.

I reckon you could adapt a haggis costume into a uterus costume with a bit of imagination.

Mrsjay Wed 22-Aug-12 14:15:03

I dont like children being used in a protest at all I dont think you should do it she wont understand whats happening.

there is an adult one here. Is your DD old enough to hold the ovaries without dropping them?

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Wed 22-Aug-12 14:16:25

Are haggis costumes terribly easy to come by then confused

I wouldn't, OP. Assuming she's little that is. If she was 15 and all for it, then that's be a different matter.

Ithinkitsjustme Wed 22-Aug-12 14:16:53

Dress up yourself and don't use your child like this especially if you are concerned that there may be trouble.

BigOldFanny Wed 22-Aug-12 14:17:26

she'd be such a cute little uterus and more likely to 1. be noticed and 2 seem non threatening enough for people to look at..

but yeah I probably should dress myself instead.

Havent made one yet.. thinking of foam costume would be quicker and cheaper for a two year old as well

ObiWan Wed 22-Aug-12 14:17:52

Oh, the Pinterest one is rather disappointing. I was imagining something a bit more cocoon like.

<totally missing the point of the thread>

Ovary gloves?

I am also uncomfortable with children used as political statements. However, some people on the right in the US have gone beyond politics. Women are fighting for their survival there. 'Legitimate rape', miscarriages as abortions. Fight the good fight, OP.

nankypeevy Wed 22-Aug-12 14:18:15

dress yourself up as a uterus, and attach her to you with a rope umbilical cord.

You are welcome.

I was taking the piss Jenai, I assumed this was a pisstakey thread.

honeytea Wed 22-Aug-12 14:19:55

I don't think it will actually do her any harm, I was taken to greenham common (sp?) cnd and anti thatcher marches as a small child. I would say so long as it isn't something shocking then it will be fine. Do expect her to question it as she grows up, me and my brother both had "tory phases" as young adults despite the left wing marches.

Do they actually sell Uterus costumeshmm?
And if they do, dressing yourself would be better-i think she may be a tad embarrased not to mention in danger by going out in such a strange item of clothing

BigOldFanny Wed 22-Aug-12 14:22:23

grin @ nanky

BigOldFanny Wed 22-Aug-12 14:24:38

MrsTerryPratchett exactly, this is the only time i would ever consider taking her... I feel like this will affect her one day and it might be nice for her to know she was there

TallulahTwinkle Wed 22-Aug-12 14:24:48

You could call her a Cuterus!

(cute uterus.....)

<leaves along with bad puns>

BigOldFanny Wed 22-Aug-12 14:26:05

she would be a cuterus. and have adorovaries

5madthings Wed 22-Aug-12 14:26:25

if you think the protest will be a peaceful one then i dont see the harm, it will make a great picture to show her when she is 18 grin

and you MUST put the pic up on mnet!

0lympia Wed 22-Aug-12 14:30:12

you dress up as a uterus yourself, dont use your dd to push back the boundaries!

WithACherryOnTop Wed 22-Aug-12 14:32:25

That'll make for some interesting therapy sessions when she finds the photos.

Dress yourself up,not your child.

EduStudent Wed 22-Aug-12 14:33:45

I love nankypeevy's suggestion grin

Depends entirely on what you think the atmosphere will be like.

WilsonFrickett Wed 22-Aug-12 14:34:28

Best thread title. Ever.

Also drumroll for Cuterus. And Adovaries.

Do it!

MonaLotte Wed 22-Aug-12 14:41:38
JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Wed 22-Aug-12 14:44:27

I don't think this is about puishing back any boundaries, Olympia. As MrsPratchett says, women in the US are fighting for basic human rights that some would have taken away from them.

I'd still be nervous about taking her along.

cocolepew Wed 22-Aug-12 14:46:00

I saw some vulva/uterus adult costumes on facebook. They were very good <<impressed>>.

BigOldFanny Wed 22-Aug-12 14:55:18

The republicans want to make sure we haven't got decent access to health care in the first place and then take away Planned Parenthood as a second choice. Not to mention make it legal for employer's insurance plans to not cover birth control for "religious reasons".. and be able to ASK women why they are on birth control

janey68 Wed 22-Aug-12 15:02:28

Completely agree with the cause, but don't agree you should use your child. I'm with the idea of you dressing up yourself

Smellslikecatspee Wed 22-Aug-12 15:03:37

Shades of 'A Handmaidens Tale' in the USA these days

I mean what the hell gives anyone the right to ask a women WHY they're on birth control.

In fact I can only think of one situation where that might be acceptable and that involves a HCP not an employer. .

QuenelleOJersey2012 Wed 22-Aug-12 15:11:49

I agree that you should protest.

But there are people out there with some really disgusting views. It would be terrible for your daughter to have them shouted at her in the heat of a protest.

BigOldFanny Wed 22-Aug-12 15:29:29

Yes quenelle, that's true sad

chocoluvva Wed 22-Aug-12 15:57:20


InTheNightGarden Wed 22-Aug-12 16:16:17

nankypeevy ... brilliant idea!!!

I'd usually say don't use your child, but this is a good cause smile I'd love to see the outfit hahaa!!

nankypeevy Wed 22-Aug-12 16:48:42

[[http://knitterrooney.blogspot.co.uk/2007/08/yarngina-monologue.html a very impressive knitted one (the yarngina) that I have long admired...

nankypeevy Wed 22-Aug-12 16:49:17



Harleyband Wed 22-Aug-12 16:53:07

Make sure your costume is waterproof. Looks like convention may be hit by a hurricaine (Tropical Storm Isaac heading their way). Divine intervention maybe???

hermioneweasley Wed 22-Aug-12 16:59:42

This isn't a political protest that she may later disagree with - I think it's a fAirly safe bet that she will want the right to reproductive freedom and to say what happens to her vagina when she gets older. If not, you'll have bigger issues anyway.

I think it sounds like a great idea!

nankypeevy Wed 22-Aug-12 18:53:38

Harley - I'm loving that.

I wish my fanjo was waterproof...

hermioneweasley I agree that I am fairly sure my DD will want to decide for herself whether she wants; contraception; abortions; the right to decide what constitutes rape; whether she wants to tell people what medication she takes; if she has a miscarriage if she wants any medical intervention afterwards.

MrMiyagi Wed 22-Aug-12 19:25:53

Sure, you own her. Exploit her however you want.

Poor thing.

dontcallmehon Wed 22-Aug-12 19:27:13

I wouldn't - I wouldn't make that decision for a small child.

MrMiyagi better to exploit her now or wait until she is 18 and the Republicans make sure she has to ask a man if she wants to go to the toilet?

Read this

And this

Women are fighting for their basic human rights here. Make no mistake, this is the worst kind of abuse.

SirBoobAlot Wed 22-Aug-12 19:37:31

I would do it, if I wasn't pretty sure there will be something nasty going on to fight against any protesters that turn up.

Leave your DD at home, take plenty of pictures whilst you're there, and when she's older explain what an important thing you were part of.

Rooting for you in the UK.

Iamsparklyknickers Wed 22-Aug-12 20:03:36

If you want your daughter to be part of this (it's her future your fighting for after all) could you make the costume and use a photo of her blown up on a placard with some kind of witty slogan on it?

"this is not all I am destined to be" kind of thing.

EduStudent Wed 22-Aug-12 20:59:40

Ooh, placard a good compromise if you feel things may get troublesome on the day.

fridakahlo Wed 22-Aug-12 21:05:10

Fanny, whereabouts are you? I suspect no where near NJ as I cannot imagine the republicans having their annual conference anywhere north of the mason-dixie line.

oopsi Wed 22-Aug-12 21:24:15

ugh yabu ,disgusting . Have a little respect for your daughter

EduStudent Wed 22-Aug-12 21:45:17

oopsi I think respect for her daughter and her rights is the whole point.

oopsi Wed 22-Aug-12 22:33:19

how does she know what her daughters moral religous and political views will be ? To say nothing oe undermining her dignity by dressing her as sex organs ,why is the or not wearing the costume

FrankieMyDearIDontGiveADamn Wed 22-Aug-12 22:41:00

The protest is legitimate but I think the idea of dressing a little girl up as a Uterus is appalling.

It is the kind of thing that switches me of from a cause personally.

Iamsparkly' idea is much better.

lovebunny Wed 22-Aug-12 22:47:09

i think its pretty horrible.

WilsonFrickett Wed 22-Aug-12 22:48:34

The way things are going oopsi she won't have any rights.

Her daughter can have any political, religious and moral views she wants but if she is forced to have an examination when she miscarries to make sure she didn't murder her baby she may thank her mother for the attempt to protect her rights.

I would liken it to any group of people who are fighting for their basic human rights. This isn't about a difference of opinion. It is sending women back to the Dark Ages. These people hate women (and Gay people and Muslims people...) and want to be able to tell them what to do. I would woman the barricades myself and I bet OP's daughter will thank her mother for her commitment.

Iamsparklyknickers Wed 22-Aug-12 23:19:09

It's not like she's proposing to make some huge sexual statement and paint breasts and nipple rings on a bib and make a clitoris bonnet (although pubes would look awesome as trimming!)

The only bit I would take issue with is the likely tone of the protest and any danger she may get caught up in.

Like it or not parents impose their political, religious and moral views on their children 24/7 while they raise them in whatever way they see fit, there's nothing that unusual going on.

ninah Wed 22-Aug-12 23:21:59

making statements with clothes, uteris trumps boden imo
go for it op

Trebuchet Wed 22-Aug-12 23:22:17

My ds(5) wants to go to his birthday party dressed as a vaginablush(sighs)

ninah Wed 22-Aug-12 23:24:32

oopp sp
lol at the horror about making decisions for a small child
who else does it? christening, for example

Unless you're worried about aggressive counter-protesters or similar I say go for it. And if you do decide against I like the photo placard idea.

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Wed 22-Aug-12 23:35:55

Yarn vagina. Best. Costume. Ever!

Good luck fanny what a worthy cause.

oopsi Wed 22-Aug-12 23:57:17

this will make some therapist's bank manager very happy one day!

It's only a bloody uterus FFS. If she hates herself and her body so much that she needs a therapist to deal with being dressed as part of her own body she will have problems.

These people are scum and anything the OP and others can do to stop them is fine in my book.

cocolepew Thu 23-Aug-12 00:14:29

I would leave her behind, just in case of trouble. Go yourself though, its the right thing to do smile

aufaniae Thu 23-Aug-12 00:14:40

My first protest was a pro-choice one at a few months, apparently.

I'm proud of that! You should take her, she'll make a cute uterus!

BigOldFanny Thu 23-Aug-12 02:45:13

Thanks guys, I will have a think about it and then maybe gauge the crowd on the day as well as stay out to the side a bit in case anything kicks off at all.

If things don't seem totally kosher I'll try the placard idea.

oops If these men get their way my daughter could one day have a miscarriage and go to jail for it if it's deemed not a real miscarriage.

save your disgust for the men in my country who say abortion doesn't need to be legal for rape victims as if they were legitimately raped they wouldn't have gotten pregnant at all. That's what we are dealing with.

This doesn't just disgust me it scares the bejeezus out of me.

<Holds hands with *BigOldFanny> I will be there in spirit!

Damn. I meant... <Holds hands with BigOldFanny> I will be there in spirit!

Alameda Thu 23-Aug-12 02:51:17

blimey there are some strange people on here at the moment with deeply skewed values, all the better to show up the rational thinkers though? (not me, am terrified by what trickles through my fingers in ears, la la la response to the news from the states)

anyway what a fabulous idea, I especially like 'cuterous'! please keep us all posted

Alameda if you have your fingers in your ears you can't hold hands with me and BigOldFanny.

Alameda Thu 23-Aug-12 02:56:57

no but I can stand shoulder to shoulder!

BigOldFanny Thu 23-Aug-12 02:58:37

Get your fingers out alameda you know you wanna hold hands..

bogeyface Thu 23-Aug-12 03:03:41

Can I recommend you all (the yes's and the no's) read Eve by Petrina Brown? It is a history of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood since early history and has some very interesting information about how women were treated in the middle ages (and since) if they had a miscarriage. There was a hypothetical question put by a writer that asked, if a priest on a horse runs into a pregnant woman and she later miscarries, but she didnt have bed rest or avoid her normal duties in the meantime, who is at fault? The question should never have needed to be asked, but the fact that fault needs to be found, says it all. This all came from the church.

how long before women in the US will be unclean during their periods and pregnancies and need to be "churched" after a baby?

Alameda Thu 23-Aug-12 03:09:45

I'm going to sleep on it but I suspect I would like to hold hands.

My fingers aren't in my ears because I don't care, but because I really really really cannot cope with an excess of that sort of reality. I would donate my own uterus to the cause though, it could come in handy for something?

FairPhyllis Thu 23-Aug-12 03:47:01

I love, love, love the yarngina. <wave from NY>

I think you should be the one to dress up as a uterus, but I don't see why you shouldn't take DD along and perhaps attach a placard to her buggy. I'm sure you're perfectly able to judge if you need to leave if things get tense.

For anyone who thinks this is a disgusting idea, you need to know that women in the US will soon be in law little more than walking uteruses (uteri?) if the current trend in Repug politics continues.

I think it's a good idea OP, wish I was there to protest along with you.

For those of you who haven't seen this yet, the republican platform (policies) were voted on this morning and will swing into action should they win the election.


Please note where it states that there will be no access to abortion for victims of rape or incest, that some forms of contraception will be made illegal (and that same sex marriages will be outlawed).

NapaCab Thu 23-Aug-12 04:11:58

Love the idea of you protesting at the RNC. If it was near me I would be tempted to protest too. I think I'd dress DS up as a fertilized ovum!

And that would be easy because then he wouldn't need a costume since fertilized ova are now people according to Paul Ryan and all the other prominent Republicans who sponsored the Personhood Bill.

These misogynist feckers need to be put in their box and shoved back across the line to only talk on issues that they are informed on. Any party that has members who believe that rape only leads to pregnancy if it's not really rape just need to stop talking about birth control, abortion, rape and all other women's issues because they have signed away any right to be taken seriously.

Watching Rachel Maddow at the moment... a bit of sanity in a crazy world!

Thanks for the link Tapir. Scary stuff.

Imagine being raped by a family member, having to carry the child to term, having to raise that child, having to deal with the fallout from that. Shit, you will probably have to pay for the privilege of giving birth to it because there isn't an NHS. You wouldn't have had access to contraception or the morning after pill. This is what the GOP want.

I live in Canada and I look South in horror. It amazes me because I have always really liked and respected the Americans I have met of course I met a lot of them out of the States so they were the minority with passports.

NapaCab Thu 23-Aug-12 04:37:27

The weird irony of all this for me is that I grew up in Ireland where abortion and contraception were both illegal (abortion still is). There was a huge controversy when I was young, too young to understand most of it, about 'the X case', where a 14 year old girl was raped and wanted to be granted the right to an abortion due to suicide risk. It caused a huge debate at the time as it was a major challenge to the status quo on abortion and the Catholic hierarchy's stranglehold on how society viewed it.

Now here I am, in 2012, living in the USA, the most advanced, powerful country in the world and they are trying to turn their country into what Ireland was 50 years ago, a god-obsesssed, anti-feminst country run by misogynists.

Hopefully there are enough sane Americans out there to stop them.

I've been following the slow descruction of the republicans for a while; I have a large number of US/Canadian friends on FB, and this is all they've been talking about for quite some time.

With the latest stuff that the GOP have produced, I'm like Napa, hoping that this is a step too far, and sanity and good sense will prevail.

I have my doubts though.

BTW did anyone see the thing about the GOP in Texas rejecting the teaching of critical thinking skills? It would certainly explain a lot.

B.O.F - I hope you have a great time (if you do go). I once took part in a protest in SLC against Orrin Hatch smile

destruction (it's late)

Acekicker Thu 23-Aug-12 08:48:03

Definitely go and protest, perhaps if the cuterus idea is too much are there some pro-choice slogans from the Rally to Restore Sanity you could use instead?

Once again I've been watching with horror what is happening in the US - it's terrifying stuff. Hadn't seen the Critical Thinking thing but am hardly surprised given that Akin or to give him his full name 'That misogynist prick Akin' sits on the Science Committee - the GOP are pretty much proving that dinosaurs still exist today, never mind were wandering about 4,000 years ago planting fossils to dupe us all!

As an aside, does anyone know a way I can donate to Emily's List as a UK citizen? I was looking at their website the other day when they were having a drive to support Claire McAskill who is standing against Aiken but I suspect as it's a PAC there's no way of giving them money from over here...

nankypeevy Thu 23-Aug-12 11:53:36

I've been mulling this over...

I think I agree - if there's a potential for ugly behaviour, you maybe don't want your daughter to be targeted because she's a cuterus, or attached to you with an umbilical cord...

...but, what if there was a whole army of cuteruses/cuterii? What if you got together enough women dressed as vaginas to make a really big visual statement? Wouldn't that be an AMAHAAZING image on the front page of the Washington Post?

BigOldFanny Thu 23-Aug-12 13:44:28

How frightening would something like this be? protect life act

If I go through with it should dd's sighn say "See, we're not so scary" ?

bunnywhack Thu 23-Aug-12 15:52:01
shesariver Thu 23-Aug-12 15:57:28

I reckon you could adapt a haggis costume into a uterus costume with a bit of imagination hahaha grin

Suddenly realsied you meant a real haggis from the butchers as opposed to the nonsense you see in the tourist shops, as I was picturing a tartan womb!

Frightening isn't the word; they're playing god with our bodies and lives and believe that it's the right thing to do.

I for one am very glad that I don't live in the States at the moment - it's almost as if the GOP has decided that the best way to win an election is to con the public into believing that 'some people' are responsible for their woes, and those people are women who must be brought to heel.

I came across an FB page last night where a man is running for Sheriff - one of his stated policies (should he be elected) is that he would use deadly force - yes, deadly force against any woman in his county seeking an abortion!

I can't adequately explain just how horrified that makes me.

I don't want to break Godwin's Law but when people talk about it being a political decision, I think about the National Socialists in Germany who were a political party before they became the genocidal Nazis. People must have said, 'oh, but it is a choice' and all those people were wrong. It is a war. They want to do things that are evil.

Forcing a woman to have a trans-vaginal ultrasound - evil
Deadly force against a woman wanting an abortion - evil
Denying a woman basic contraception - evil
Calling some rapes legitimate - evil
Forcing a woman to carry a stillborn fetus to term - evil

I could list more.

WilsonFrickett Thu 23-Aug-12 21:43:51

Do you know what MrsTerry you are exactly right and thank you for phrasing it in those terms. I have been struggling to 'name' it, if you know what I mean? Because it feels more than the normal patriarchal misogyny BS. Because it IS more than the normal patriarchal misogyny BS.

5madthings Thu 23-Aug-12 22:03:04

just how likely is it that this bill will get through? its bloody horrific, i cannot believe that people think like this, that they think its ok to treat women in this way, so much for the land of the fucking free.

op GO PROTEST!! you must do for the sake of your dd and if it seems safe take her along.

Thanks Wilson. Part of me wonders whether this is what happens when we allow feminism to be pushed back and back. We concede the small battles and suddenly there are people who should be considered dangerous lunatics being listened to.

5madthings the fact that they are discussing this in a 'normal' forum and having to fight against it is enough for me. Anyone spouting this stuff should be locked up rather than allowed to hold political office.

I simply cannot understand a world where a fetus is a person but a living, breathing, thinking, walking, talking woman is just a vessel and has no rights.

I totally agree with you MrsTP; I've been watching things unfold over the past couple of years and have seen certain parts of history repeat itself.

I don't know if you've seen the news items about some states attempting to make miscarriage a criminal offence? Tennessee is one.


CassCade Fri 24-Aug-12 14:10:14

What is the Republican National Convention? Sorry to be so out of the loop!

CassCade Fri 24-Aug-12 14:27:02

My God, just read the links. Now I know. I would protest if I lived there. This is America, now, in this day and age? Has anyone read Margaret Attwood's "The Handmaid's Tale"? That is what they want in fifty years time. (Futuristic story - there's a shortage of children so certain women (the handmaids) are kept in prison-like camps as breeding machines. That said, it's a great story, of a terrifying future. I read it as a teenager and it was horrifying but science fiction and about as likely as the film Total Recall.) Cannot believe these people GOP - what's that?- are looking to make that idea almost the next step.

Cass It's a party political convention, same as the annual tory/labour party fling in Blackpool/Bournemouth.

GOP is the acronym for Grand Old Party = Republicans. They are the policy setters.

aufaniae Fri 24-Aug-12 14:39:11

CassCade I've been thinking of the Handmaid's Tale too, reading this stuff.

Great book, like you I read it as a teenager, think I'm going to read it again.

Utterly terrifying that America seems to be heading that way.

aufaniae Fri 24-Aug-12 14:42:19

I am extremely saddened by some of the links here.

The injustice of depriving 3 children of their mother for 10 years because she had a miscarriage, or locking up a teenager for life because she took cocaine once while pregnant is staggering sad

aufaniae Fri 24-Aug-12 14:46:47

In the Handmaid's Tale, anyone who has had an abortion is made a handmaid.

Having had an abortion is considered a crime, so the state can imprison them, but as they've previously conceived they are considered valuable to the elite, as they can be used as wombs for the infertile married couples among the elite.

They justify it with religion.

Want2bSupermum Fri 24-Aug-12 14:55:31

Well I am in NJ and the vast majority of people think the congressman is a bad joke. The first four responses on our local discussion board were 'WTF', 'I can't believe it', 'He's an effing idiot.' and 'I realize this was probably a soft interview, but the interviewer shouldn't let people get away with saying things like that on TV. Maybe he corrected him later in the clip, maybe not. But there's just no excuse for not interjecting with a correction/clarification.'

Americans not stupid and are not going to support this guy. At every level Republicans have hammered this knucklehead and rightly so.

fridakahlo Fri 24-Aug-12 15:17:11

It is Womens Equality Day this Sunday and can I find any celebrations/marches in NJ.
Nope, not a single one. Want to be, do you know of any?

CassCade Fri 24-Aug-12 15:31:29

Ah, thank you, aufaniae! Now I remember, it was a long time ago that I read it. And isn't everything justified with religion?! Can't be proved or dis-proved then, can it?

Do not like this term 'pre-born children' - referring to the embryo as a 'child' from the second that it is conceived. It is an embryo, not a child.

Are eggs 'pre-born chickens?'

OurLadyOfTheUpsideDown Fri 24-Aug-12 16:44:02
BigOldFanny Fri 24-Aug-12 17:04:21

That hat is brilliant grin
Have spent the day working myself up over some of the bullshit spouted. When you consider a law that is in theory designed to make abusing a woman and causing a miscarriage illegal you can't help but think, hey great idea (domestic violence often begins with pregnancy). Then you read that its been used against 300 women.. and one man.

We really are more than just walking vaginas.

OurLadyOfTheUpsideDown Fri 24-Aug-12 20:13:08

I choose to believe Princess Beatrice wore that hat to the Royal wedding as a poignant reminder to us all that Kate Middleton basically is a walking womb...

But, back to the issue at hand... the only reservation I'd have about taking your DD along would be if anything potentially frightening happened around her, like people being verbally abusive to you. I also have a two year old and I know how sensitive he is to any kind of antagonism. I really like the placard idea.

But, I must know... how are you planning to make the costume?

0lympia Fri 24-Aug-12 20:17:47

ha ha ha ! ourlady! how uncharitable! no, Diana was the womb. Kate & wills actually, like gedddonnnnn, I reckon. I hate romacne.

xDivAx Fri 24-Aug-12 21:14:56

Unless your dd will be exposed to any danger op I say do it. If she would be then i especially love the placard idea. I am saddened and horrified to hear these policies and hope that for the sakes of women all over the world they are not realised!

MrsTP has it all spot on and I agree with everything she said!

I will be there in spirit and holding your hand! I'm sure every woman here in the U.K and other countries will be behind you!

I love being agreed with so I will take that xDivAx grin

Since when America sneezes, the UK and Canada where I live catches the cold, we should all be there in spirit.

xDivAx Sun 26-Aug-12 23:13:32

Oh, second that as well MrsTP we should all be afraid!

xDivAx Sun 26-Aug-12 23:15:36

Do let us know what you decide, OP

And if you go, let us know how you get on!

CouthyMow Sun 26-Aug-12 23:25:58

My Aunt is British by birth, but has lived in America for 16 years. She is utterly horrified by these changes to her adopted country, and is campaigning against them. Which says a lot, as she is incredibly religious, and was a previous Republican voter.

We are all with you in spirit.

BigOldFanny Tue 28-Aug-12 14:22:07

I think we will go, going to go on Wednesday to march with Planned Parenthood, there hasn't been any violence yet and even more importantly Tropical Storm Isaac has moved East and won't be hitting the RNC.

They were hit by a waterspout just outside though... God is angry grin

BigOldFanny Tue 28-Aug-12 14:51:48

*has moved west, no one comment about my sense of direction..letting the side down here

You have a bunch of strange Mumsnetters marching with you in sympathy. Put a picture on your profile!

BigOldFanny Tue 28-Aug-12 15:27:33

ha I will MTP! smile

BigOldFanny Thu 13-Dec-12 01:17:19

update in honor of the update thread

I did take dc to protest and they wore signs (not dressed as a uterus). They did also have their pics taken loads and generally had a great time smile

and obviously totally responsible for Obama winning election

BigOldFanny Thu 13-Dec-12 13:40:00

Shameless bump in case anyone on the thread was bothered!

TapirAroundTheChristmasTree Thu 13-Dec-12 14:18:56

I'm glad you and your dcs had fun - a friend of mine was there protesting too.

picketywick Thu 13-Dec-12 14:22:32

This is a very funny thread. Good luck.

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