GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- A women's rights project started by a knitting teacher in St. Paul and two of her crafty friends is catching on nationwide.
Annie Modesitt and her friends started the website governmentfreevjj.com. It calls on people to knit uteruses and then send them to male members of the U.S. Congress.
Their message is simple: "Dear Men in Congress: If we knit you a uterus, will you stay out of ours?"
The aim is to protest controversial bills like one that would allow employers to dictate if an employee's insurance would cover contraception.
Now women all over the country are arming themselves with knitting needles and crochet hooks and firing off a dyed-in-the-wool message.
The website provides instructions on how to knit or crochet a uterus or other parts of the female anatomy.
Modesitt and her friends have been creating their own crafts as well. Modesitt credits her light-hearted approach for sending the message viral.
"I am a silly person. I am. I'm not ashamed of it," Modesitt told KARE 11. "I come from a long line of silly people. And we don't want this to be negative or nasty we wanted it to be a funny and fun way to make our voices heard."
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