This is a pretty hilarious and bright idea. Bristol, daughter of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is as you probably already know getting married to the father of her unborn son. What better way to celebrate the miracle of life (and possibly the loss of choice) than with a baby shower? Swing state Cleveland, OH is where this event is taking place, on Sunday October 19th, run by Maria Miranda. Head over to the Prosperity Social Club in Treemont at 3:30pm to make it for all the festivities. This event is not just a big joke mind you, instead of bringing gifts, bring your checkbook and all donations will be given to Planned Parenthood of Alaska in Sarah Palin's NAME!
From Miranda, 'While Bristol Palin's pregnancy is a personal family matter, it has re-energized a national discussion about abstinence-only education and its failure to be effective. Along with movies like Juno, the baby craze sweeping Hollywood, the hyper-sexualization of teen starlets, Jamie Lynn Spears and the rise in sexually transmitted infection cases in Northeast Ohio, comprehensive sex education is needed now more than ever.' The party will also involve discussions regarding the status of the Ohio Prevention First Act as well as learn how to take action on the legislation. This act 'will reduce unintended pregnancies through: realistic sexuality education and teen pregnancy prevention programs, funding for family planning programs, guaranteed access to birth control prescriptions, contraceptive equity, and emergency contraception access and education.' Sounds like a fun event for a great cause for women's rights, which is a great combination regardless of the Palin's attempts at taking them away...
There will also be 'Choice Cupcakes', a performance by Lounge Kitty a cabaret act, and Rachel Catherine from Cupcake + Cuddlebunny, who will be on hand selling original 'Bad Buttons' from New York artist, Kate Black, that features snarky slogans such as: 'Sarah Palin: You're fucking shitting me, right? and 'Palin will violate you with a severed wolf leg and make you pay for your own rape kit.' Brilliant!!! Check out this blog The Palin Effect for a few laughs to gear yourself up for the shower. If you need any more info, feel free to email the events organizer, Maria Miranda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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