So, let me get this straight. These “warriors for women” are so fed up with our apparent patriarchal society that when a man approached them with giant vagina costumes & told them put them on and parade around in public, they didn’t hesitate to say yes?
Seriously — these ladies are an embarrassment to my gender.
“My mother always told me to really appreciate women and to appreciate the vagina, that women — because that’s where I come from,” the male designer and creator of Code Pink’s infamous vagina costumes tells Buzzfeed. And so, I just put all that love — and I found a bunch of pieces that I could put together and I just did what came natural inside my heart.”
As I noted yesterday, Code Pink-ers took their pink pea pods to the Republican National Convention to protest… er, something. Anything, really. Meanwhile, The Daily Beast scored an interview with Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin and asked why the anti-war group was suddenly parading around in female genitalia. Here’s what she had to say:
We are also focusing on the issue of the GOP’s war on women and trying to take away women’s reproductive rights, so we have been going around in our vagina costumes. We wore them to the Faith and Freedom Coalition [gathering]. We were the dancing vaginas. One of the things we have found is the surest way to make the police go away is try to get your picture in front of them wearing a vagina. They will blush and disappear. The whole horse brigade will leave. It is so funny that they get very intimidated by our vagina costumes. They also laugh and take their own photos of us. That’s what we try to do—make our points, but in a way that’s not too angry or dull. We try to be creative and satirical and try new ways to get the message across.
We felt like as a women’s-initiated and women-lead antiwar movement we’ve got to take on the issue of these attacks on women. So we incorporated that into our message here at the RNC.