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Would I be unreasonable to dress dd as a uterus?

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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.

AKissIsNotAContract Wed 22-Aug-12 14:12:29

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

OneOfMyTurnsComingOn Wed 22-Aug-12 14:12:57

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.

AKissIsNotAContract Wed 22-Aug-12 14:13:35

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.

AKissIsNotAContract Wed 22-Aug-12 14:15:31

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>

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 22-Aug-12 14:18:11

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.

AKissIsNotAContract Wed 22-Aug-12 14:18:48

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.

pumpkinsweetie Wed 22-Aug-12 14:20:08

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.

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