The Best Signs from the War on Women Rally

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I was in Austin over the weekend, where I couldn't help but notice 1,500 people holding a rally for women's rights on the Capitol building's south steps. It was one of dozens of events across the country Saturday organized by Unite Women to protest legislation affecting women's health, abortion access, and equal pay.

It's debatable, of course, whether a rally is any match for conservative Texas lawmakers and their keen interest in all things uterus-related. But one thing is certain: the longer this goes on, the funnier (and filthier) the protest signs get. Here are the best and weirdest signs of the weekend.

10. Best Nod To Unfair Park Commenters

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9. Best Hip-Hop Reference

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8. Most Solution-Oriented

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7. "You Should Really Get That Checked Out" Division

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6. I See What You Did There

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5. Most Medieval

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4. Most Disturbing

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3. No, We Take That Back, This One's Much Worse

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2. Best Sign Carried By An Exasperated Companion Animal

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1. Biggest Badass

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Dot
Dot

I really can't believe all the rude comments directed to women.  Remember your mothers, wives, daughters and sisters are women too.  What happens if your daughter gets pregnant and the baby dies inutero?  It is advised by her doctor that your daughter get an abortion to get the fetus out of her body instead of waiting who knows how long for her body to expel it naturally.  When your daughter goes to the clinic to do what her doctor advised, she has to see a sonogram of the dead baby in her uterus, then wait 24 hours to think about her decision.  Would you want your daughter to go through that pain after already going through the pain of losing the child in the first place?  The women you are mocking are trying to keep your daughter from going through the pain and humiliation of this experience.

Swatmeetjunky
Swatmeetjunky

I love that you used "Companion Animal" instead of "Pet". Thank you... loved the artical... and I enjoy reading your articals

RUSKNATIVE
RUSKNATIVE

Although he used a different Noun, Mickey Mantle used to say, " Big girl, big vagina, Little Girl, ALL VAGINA.

thorspanties
thorspanties

When I had some shore leave in Thailand back in my Navy days, me and a few of my shipmates, patronized a local titty show establishment. You can imagine my surprise when one of the pole dancers started shooting darts out her vagina and popping balloons with them. I always thought that would make a great comic book superhero. 

RUSK NATIVE
RUSK NATIVE

women's rights protesters.....too ugly to get a male date.

RUSK NATIVE
RUSK NATIVE

made a movie about this....."Dumb and Dumber"

Daniel
Daniel

It is, as my middle school friend Andy Weber used to say of Valley View Mall, "wall-to-wall pussy."

Albert
Albert

Great place to get laid.

Melissa Holt
Melissa Holt

Number 4 is an exact copy of the sign State Senator Judy Eason McIntyre in Oklahoma was holding at another rally

CheeryBitch
CheeryBitch

What, no one in vagina costumes? Step it up next time protestors!

Mickister
Mickister

As much as I want to make fun of these signs, all the words appear to be spelled correctly and there are no references to Hitler.  As far as lame protests go, this one's not so bad.

Dr. Freud, why do you think Anna wants to bait readers into talking about the vagina?

Watering Cans Gave Me Tetanus
Watering Cans Gave Me Tetanus

I think there are a lot of trolls trolling reasonable people on this article, especially Rusk, the bravest anonymous misogynism-spewer on the entire internet.

It is amazing to think about the people who have either little empathy or so much irrational hatred toward one gender care to be so vocal about this issue that may not ever affect them directly and which will affect so many women, even beyond our lifetimes. At least the efforts of internet haters are usually restricted just to little-read comments sections, and I hold out hope they don't actually ever vote, lobby for their cause, write to their representatives, or run for office.

Daniel
Daniel

I would pay $25 to see you tell that anecdote from the Capitol steps during the rally.

Or more accurately, I would pay $25 to see the crowd's initial bafflement; their heavily weighted (I daren't say "pregnant") silence as they waited for your narrative to turn its inevitable corner (i.e., "and that was the moment when I became a Feminist"); their inchoate restiveness when they realized no further narrative was forthcoming; and their outright hostility as you stepped down from the podium. 

AV Squad
AV Squad

I have all The Angry Vagina's tunes on my iPod!

Ian
Ian

For some reason I read that as Rush. Can't think why.

Watering Cans Gave Me Tetanus
Watering Cans Gave Me Tetanus

Rusk Native...too misogynistic to get a female date.

Y u no support women's control over their own health care? Can you communicate your  logic, or are you only capable of throwing out anonymous, vague insults on the internet?

Lee
Lee

 There are a lot of males there.

Borborygmus
Borborygmus

@ Rusk Native - If you don't like the smell of fish, why you baiting your hook?

Paul
Paul

 Aren't we supposed to call them "women with sensible shoes"?

RUSK NATIVE
RUSK NATIVE

 like ugly women vaginas today....Valley View Mall...mostly empty.

danielle8483
danielle8483

There WERE some fabulous Dallas ladies with giant stuffed uteri representing at the rally!

Anna Merlan
Anna Merlan

There were a couple ladies toting large plush uteruses around on their backs. Uteri? 

RUSKNATIVE
RUSKNATIVE

 all the Dallas Vaginas were at the dry cleaners getting cleaned and pressed.

Anna Merlan
Anna Merlan

You're asking Freud about vaginas? That wasn't really his wheelhouse, dude. 

thorspanties
thorspanties

I'll also take the $25 wager in the form of a gift card. Doesn't matter to where i.e. Starbucks, Whataburger, Subway.....doesn't matter.

Watering Cans Gave Me Tetanus
Watering Cans Gave Me Tetanus

Well, it reads like the wit of a 14-year-old played out as a scene from an Adam Sandler project costarring Tucker Max, but I think that moment in American cinema has passed. We thank you for your time and wish you luck penning lines of l'esprit de l'escalier in future internet comments.

Cease And Desist
Cease And Desist

Sirs:

On behalf of Nickelodeon, distributors of the TV Series "Angry Beavers" please cease and desist all discussions about "Angry Vaginas" as the phrase resembles the title of our media property.

 

RUSKNATIVE
RUSKNATIVE

 "healthy women" don't need any government handouts...that is why THEY are healthy.

RUSKNATIVE
RUSKNATIVE

 not since I bought the Japanese robot girl. Smells good, and shuts up. Can actually cook and clean too....like a woman used to be before Gloria Steinem "fixed" all women up to become pretend lesbian bull dykes

Teacher in the OC
Teacher in the OC

That's what small organs do, Rusk. Fail to fill. You've heard that "mostly empty" thing before, right?

danielle8483
danielle8483

You can see Lulu Ward's "FLO" in the top photo of the article!

Paul
Paul

 "Uteri" is the Latin plural.  "Uteruses" is the English plural.  Both are acceptable to Merriam-Webster.

But since women only have one, there is little use for the plural outside of medical school when discussing the pathology of the uterus.

Daniel
Daniel

Prog-rock album title circa 1975: Large Plush Uterus

CheeryBitch
CheeryBitch

Yup, it's there in the top photo, I had overlooked it. (I vote "uteri", too.)

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

How can there be so many douches and no vaginas?!?!?!?!?!

Crystalgrzzl
Crystalgrzzl

danielle8483's is right on point. I must add that there will be a follow-up event in Dallas soon.

danielle8483
danielle8483

The Unite group focused on organizing the rallies in capital cities this time around. But if anyone's up for organizing a Dallas rally, I'm all for cutting down the drive time involved.

Mickister
Mickister

I was thinking he'd say something like, you talk about the vagina all the time because of your unconscious longing to have the penis in it.

But I see, as usual, while I attempt to take the high road, you've chosen to take the low road of personal attacks.

By the way, Anna.  You missed out on Ben Folds at Bass Hall this weekend.  We could have gone together. 

MushMouth1
MushMouth1

 Speaking of not being in his wheelhouse - #3

thorspanties
thorspanties

Most folks generally pair my wit/sophistication with that of a 14 day old bottle of Boone's Farm. Also, it's 'K-9' starring James Belushi that you're looking for.....but i'm sure you knew this already.

Daniel
Daniel

Couldn't help but Google him, and I see he's a kind of Spalding Gray for the frat-boy set. Ouch.

Daniel
Daniel

No, thank you for deploying my very favoritest French phrase, even if you did misuse it slightly. I'm afraid I have no idea who Tucker Max is -- look, all I know is, Ben Folds is amazing.

RUSKNATIVE
RUSKNATIVE

 wouldn't know...I am a black male.

Paul
Paul

 As I said ... "... there is little use outside of medical school ..."

Watering Cans Gave Me Tetanus
Watering Cans Gave Me Tetanus

 Unless you sell crafted uteri in your Etsy store or somesuch. Then you can gesture to a pile of completed items and say, "Behold my uteri, and despair."

RUSKNATIVE
RUSKNATIVE

 miracle of modern Japanese science.

Anna Merlan
Anna Merlan

I went to a metal show in Austin instead. We were standing right next to a dude in an extremely elaborate homemade Boba Fett outfit. It was outstanding. 

Mickister
Mickister

I'm just being dramatic/weird.  She didn't attack me.

Now, Jim Schutze, he goes into personal attacks.  That man loses his mind in the comment section.  

Watering Cans Gave Me Tetanus
Watering Cans Gave Me Tetanus

Where's the personal attack in her reply to you? Honestly curious as to the hostility of your reply to her.

She should be sad to have missed Ben Folds. That concert was amazing.

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