What’s one way to fend guys off? Planned Parenthood stickers should do the trick. A dress made from only these stickers is guaranteed to work.
Karolina Montes and Zoe Balestri from Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx had a project that’s been done in high schools for years – to create something for a fashion show. Yeah, easy. They had a one pretty major catch though, there was no fabric allowed.
This is where the stickers came in.
BuzzFeed spoke to the girls about the dresses and they had some pretty interesting things to chat about.
Earlier this year, President Trump restored the Mexico City Policy, a law known as the ‘Global Gagging Rule’. This ensures that any foreign organisations receiving US aid are unable to use those funds in any correlation to abortion. Any organisations which broke that rule forfeited all funding.
Balestri spoke out about abortion and the necessity of planned parenthoods saying, “They’re trying to shut down Planned Parenthoods and make abortion illegal, and that really frightens and saddens me, because it’s such an amazing thing that is provided to women.”
This is where the idea for dresses speaking out about family planning came into play. The girls have been finding all sorts of ways to fight for the right’s of women, and even participated in a women’s march.
Montes said that the dresses weren’t the first political statement that has come from the fashion show saying, “In the past, people have supported different things they care about. Last year, someone made their dress out of Bernie Sanders merchandise.”
Balestri’s outfit was a matching two piece, with a top made from condoms. In the interview with BuzzFeed she told them the condoms said ‘Don’t eff with us, don’t eff without us.’
“I thought that was really funny,” she added.
For Balestri, the skirt of the dress has a much more political meaning. She said, “Hoop skirts were really popular at a time when women weren’t given the same access to things that men are…. I thought was kind of symbolic of that.”