Sunday, 10 July 2011

In other news: standing for choice

I ate two breakfasts in preparation for yesterday's pro-choice demo. I stood, I clapped, I cheered; I wore a miniature placard in my buttonhole; I did not chant, because chanting makes me feel like a tool. And after an hour my legs decided that standing up was no longer a viable option and we staggered home to spend the rest of the day in bed. In conclusion: there is a reason I do not go on protest marches.

The Queer Resistance crew were awesome. My favourite placard, which I didn't manage to get a picture of, said "Some men have wombs. Get over it."

George V, with a pigeon on his head, looked surprisingly like Ming the Merciless.

Can't fault the sentiment, but I am curious as to how a wooden coathanger would have been used to procure an abortion.

And finally: my Mum-knitted Canada goose does not approve of abstinence-only education.


  1. Were you possibly handing out leaflets for the Northern Irish charity thing? You offered me one twice and I thought it might be you.

  2. Twas not me - I was meant to be leafletting but didn't find the rest of the ASN crew until one of them suddenly made a speech... Hope you had a good time?