"Last night I got an email from the Dean of my Lawskool explaining that the Academic Vice President of the University has decreed that I can sell Vagina Monologues tickets on campus provided that:
1. I am DISCREET
2. I do not use any advertising, posters, flyers, tabling or the email system
3. There is no "abortion rights related prozelytizing"
4. NONE of the proceeds go to "abortion rights groups or causes"
Well, seeing as how 10% of every ticket sale goes to CounterCrisis Northwest (in case you are new, thats my start-up abortion fund for women who have experienced rape or domestic violence),
I CAN'T EVEN SELL TICKETS PERSON-TO-PERSON ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.
Yup, that 8-10 cents going to CounterCrisis means I can't ask anyone at school if they wanna buy a ticket.
Not in private conversation
Not in emails
You know what?
They can't stop me from giving them away for free.
If you have a few extra bucks, go to my info page and paypal me $8. For each $8 donation I will walk up to some deserving law student and hand over a free ticket,
RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF GOD, FATHER SPITZER AND EVERYBODY. ON CAMPUS, IN A PRO CHOICE T-SHIRT, EVEN!
I would love it if I could hand out enough to make a ruckus, cuz how are they going to stop that?
If you have it, please paypal me. If you don't send me some love. I am going to need it.
ETA: PLEASE LINK TO ME IN YOUR LJ AND COMMUNITIES!
It will make me cry tears of joy. I cry easily and well when I have not had any sleep because I am so fucking pissed off and raging, so I promise it will be a good, solid cry.
Here is the url for my userinfo page with the paypal button: http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=zorah
I want to make them very, very sorry that their fascist bullshit actually sold far more tickets than if they'd just let me have a damn table and some signs!"
Lauren Simonutti, who shot the cover art for water has a book available.
Here is her blurb about it:
and now for a moment of shameless self-promotion
This is my pride and joy. It is a book. It is a very interesting book and I guarantee you don't have anything like it. It is for sale at Atomic books, you can see the cover picture and synopsis on their website www.atomicbooks.com (under 'new this week', my name or the title.) You can also buy it on the website, or if you are the type that likes to go outside get it from the actual store.
You can buy several, really, I haven't paid my mortgage since November. (Plus it's good.)
'Drowning, Not Waving'
Sale Price: $20.00
By: Lauren E. Simonutti
Publisher: Yum Yum Rabbit Press (that means I make them in my studio (aka dining room))
Page Count: 64pp
Size: 6 x 8.5
Notes: Handmade, Color
Date Published: 2004
31 Visual Attempts At A Justification For Suicide.
'The following case studies contain a concise history, snapshot, and photographic documentation of what was recovered from the pockets, found in clutched hands, or arranged to be the last thing the deceased would see on this earth; in the hope that these objects will speak to us in lieu of the notes that were not left.' -from the introduction
and i promise some real content soon