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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2005 09:11:49 AM »

I was nauseous when I heard.

There isn't an update on the website, I was wondering if there was any word on the yahoo or lj groups about how the 'womb drop' went?
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« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2005 04:07:08 PM »

It didn't happen.   There weren't enough wombs or people showing up to justify it at this time.

I haven't seen any other dates discussed
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« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2005 09:31:57 PM »

i will make more wombs...if this is to happen later. i wish that more people cared enuff to do this.  we are losing freedoms left and right.  and this is a good way to advocate for our rights.  i am sad now. 

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« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2005 05:12:27 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2005 08:51:11 AM »

Man, reading about rallies or demonstrations that don't work out can really be a blow to the moral eh? How can you rally about a cause when no-one seems to care and demonstrations fizzle out? It's heart-breaking to hear about wonderful ideas like the knitted uterus demo just not working out due to just down-right passive laziness. And that Governor being a male dickhead and trying to pass this backwards bill to ban all birthcontrol and emergency contraceptives at a university (sorry can't remember which one) is outrageous! When I read that I felt sick to my stomach. Does he not view women as people? I find it incomprehensible when people in power feel it is their duty to deny people simple rights. It's like they are constantly trying to widen the gap between "us" and "them", but who exactly is the them? Seems like everyone except white males are "them" to that guy.  Such close mindedness needs to be spoken out against! You can't let someone get away with that archaic mind-set!
   However this diatribe isn't meant to lecture. I'm preaching to the choir I know. It's meant to tell you ladies and gents to not lose heart. I live in Canada and am ecstatic that we have finally passed the same-sex bill. It just makes sense, Gays and Lesbians are people too, they deserve the same rights. I wrote, I demonstrated and debated. I did everything I could possibly do to make me feel like I was making a difference. And now I can celebrate! Human Rights do exist! There is something worth fighting for! This triumph shows that change within government is possible! Maybe it'll take months, maybe it will take years and years, but losing heart will only set the issue further back. And on the plus side, soon these old dinosaurs are going to have to step down, and our new progressive generation can step-up and take the lead! On-ward and up-ward!
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« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2005 11:15:00 PM »

Okay so here it is July 19th and Mr. George W. Bush, (I usually call him something else but will refrain) just announced his nomination for Supreme Court Judge. I hope that this demonstration is still going to happen. I can't imagine a better time then NOW! I'm not going to get all bent out of shape because I haven't done my part in knitting one, I only just heard about it, but I would like to see something come out of everyone's efforts. Does anybody know what is going to happen if anything at all? I just checked the website and it says the drop off date is still June 27th.


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« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2005 11:44:47 PM »

It IS sad that the organizers couldn't get the womb drop to happen - a lot of people thought it was a neat idea, but not that many made wombs to send and only TWO people could make it to the event. 

BUT.  You don't need to wait for someone else to do this for you.  If there's a Ladyfest or Girlfest event in your area, for example, you could have a Womb Knit-In, or a display of different Wombs. 

Would anyone be interested in items with the Womb wearing a cape, like the image used for Wombs on Washington?  I think I still have the contact info for the person that did the image and she'd probably be willing to let it be used for t-shirts, stickers, that sort of thing.
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« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2005 10:08:24 AM »

Okay so here it is July 19th and Mr. George W. Bush, (I usually call him something else but will refrain) just announced his nomination for Supreme Court Judge.

word around the water cooler is he's a sacrificial lamb for their real choice to be named after this guy doesn't get confirmed due to his pro-life stance.
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i didn't even hear about this effort until today through this thread.  i'm all about dropping knitted wombs & coat hangers all over the supreme court steps.  this looks like a great car project for this weekend!
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« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2005 10:17:24 AM »

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word around the water cooler is he's a sacrificial lamb for their real choice to be named after this guy doesn't get confirmed due to his pro-life stance.


Oh if only it were true...But I don't think there is any way in hell that he won't get confirmed. He barely has a record - he'll slide right through. All we can hope for is that the dems use this chance to hammer home a message about what they stand for - privacy, women's health, etc.
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« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2005 10:46:40 AM »

It IS sad that the organizers couldn't get the womb drop to happen - a lot of people thought it was a neat idea, but not that many made wombs to send and only TWO people could make it to the event. 

What does this mean, that they are giving up entirely? Is it off completely or is it just postponed until more wombs come in?

confused and wanting to knit a womb for a cause,
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