Lady Parts Justice is the first not safe for work, reproductive rights, rapid response messaging hub that uses comedy, culture and digital media to sound an alarm about the terrifying erosion of reproductive access so people will get off their asses and reclaim their rights.
In 2014, we started V To Shining V, a super fun event that brought people together with their friends all across the U.S. to throw parties and plot ways to toss out politicians trying to destroy reproductive rights. In our second year, we doubled the number of cities with parties! With the election year of 2016, we decided to go big and throw a full on awards show. What better way to highlight just how many politicians are declaring war on reproductive rights, we thought, than having an awards show to "celebrate" them during election season?
The 1st Annual Golden Probe Awards, a satirical and oh so glamorous awards show "honoring" outstanding achievement in sexism and anti-choice extremism streamed live from (le) Poisson Rouge in New York City on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Putting the LPJ spin on all of our favorite awards season tropes, the #2016GoldenProbes featured musical performances, dance numbers, outfit changes, and so many of our favorite comedians and pro-choice heroes putting the BIGGEST SEXIST ASSHOLES on blast! Check out all of the nominees and winners from 2016 here.
With more than 22,000 people watching across the country, the #2016GoldenProbes had no fewer than 80 watch parties happening in 30 states from Alaska to New Jersey! Awesome organizations like the Gateway Women's Access Fund in St. Louis, Whole Women's Health in Austin, Planned Parenthood Votes CO in Denver, and POWER House in Montgomery threw public watch parties with red carpets, drinks, and even awards of their own! In Memphis, the organizations Healthy & Free TN, CHOICES, and Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region had a Lady Parts Justice TACO FEST with bands, comedians, and tacos (duh).
With Pussy Grabber in Chief, a fetal tissue burial enthusiast VP, and more misogynistic, anti-choice asshats in government than any sensible person could have ever predicted, we can't wait for an even bigger and badder Golden Probes this year, and we want YOU to be a part of it!
Whether you’re attending in person or hosting your own watch party, there are plenty of ways to be a part of the big night! We’ll have DIGITAL PARTY KITS, a livestream of the big night, and informative graphics on these creeps for you to share along the way. Follow us on twitter, sign up for updates, and help us spread the word! These sexist politicians aren’t going to expose themselves...or are they? (Yikes.)
See y'all on the red carpet!