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Tuesday’s jarring election results have left many wondering what’s to come on issues like climate change, marriage equality, and immigration — not to mention the basic rights, safety, and dignity of marginalized communities.
Also at stake: reproductive rights. Donald Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, potentially robbing women of affordable birth control. He’s also threatened to defund Planned Parenthood, the almost century-old organization that’s essential for women’s health. Both of these vows pose serious threats to the reproductive care, contraception, and screenings for STIs, breast cancer, and cervical cancer so many need.
So a number of artists and designers have taken up arms in the best way they know how: by funneling proceeds directly to Planned Parenthood.
It’s very much needed — President Obama’s recent move to protect the organization from defunding is not guaranteed. As donations for Planned Parenthood have poured in this week, the organization has vowed to use them to keep its doors open and advocate. “It's clear this [outpouring] is a reflection of the fact that reproductive rights were absolutely on the ballot in this election, and people are determined to stand up and fight back,” said a Planned Parenthood spokesperson.
If you want to fight too, consider supporting artists and getting cool stuff in the process. Read on for a few of our favorite wares benefiting Planned Parenthood.
“Nasty Woman” T-shirt by Google Ghost, $25: The unforgettable insult hurled at Hillary Clinton in the third presidential debate has become a rallying cry. 50% of proceeds go to Planned Parenthood.
“Together” Pin by Just Peachy, $10: A call for solidarity and working in unison, in accessory form. 50% of total sales go to Planned Parenthood.
Broad City Paper Doll Prints, $30-$50: 50% of proceeds from the “Abbi Abrams” set or “Ilana Wexler” set will go to Planned Parenthood, while 50% of the proceeds from the two-pack go to the ACLU.
“Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down” Print by Jessica Trevino, $15-$20: The artwork references Margaret Atwood’s essential dystopian feminist fiction novel The Handmaid’s Tale. All of the artist’s proceeds to the artist will go to Planned Parenthood.
Safety Pin Tee by Odd Petals, $20-$22: Inspired by the post-Brexit movement to wear a safety pin to signal alliance with marginalized groups. $5 from each sale goes to Black Lives Matter, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, the Dakota Access Pipeline Donation Fund, or Planned Parenthood.
“The Future Is Female” Tee by Otherwild, $30: This iconic design is based on the T-shirt made for Labyris Books, the first women's bookstore in New York City. 25% of proceeds go to Planned Parenthood.
Dope Girls Zine, Vol. 2, $13: This zine features the writing and artwork of women who believe you can still get shit done while getting high. (Obvious disclaimer: Planned Parenthood does not support illegal activities.) All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood Southeast.
Sleeveless Crop Top by Artbaby, $40: Buy anything from the artist’s shop now through the end of the weekend, and all proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
Temporary Tattoos by Free the Hand, $3.25-$5.50: Hand-drawn with pen by a Los Angeles-based artist, who is donating 50% of all proceeds to Planned Parenthood now through the end of the week.
“Black Phillip Is My President” Tee by Woe & Shucks, $24: For all of the members of your coven, this tee is inspired by the devilish goat in the 2015 indie horror movie The Witch. $15 of each shirt sale goes to Planned Parenthood.