When it comes to protest groups, large signage can be effective. You know what's potentially more effective, though? Wearing a larger-than-life vagina and dancing around. I nearly fell off of my feet here in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention when I saw my first dancing lady part representing CODEPINK, a women-initiated peace and social justice movement. Because hey, nothing says, "I'm here to stand up for what I believe in" like some dancing lady parts, right!?
They were big, in all different color schemes with all different bedazzling, and happier than I've ever seen them before. Boasting signs saying, "Read my lips," you have to hand it to the CODEPINK crew, this is some seriously effective marketing. A little awkward? Yeah. But seriously entertaining.
Naturally, I just had to know HOW to make one of my own. Trust me, the lesson from one of the CODEPINK protesters and the results that follow are absolutely hilarious.
I felt like the zebra print really added a touch of Snooki pizazz, don't you agree? Yeah, I may not have been courageous enough to wear the large lady part in public, but hey -- at least now I know I have the talents to make one in the first place.
Would you have put on the costume? What do you think about CODEPINK's strategy to get their message out?