Tawny the Rock Chick and Hailing the Mighty V
In honor of Women’s History Month, I figured I’d pay homage to some of the ladies in history that left their mark.
And since it makes me laugh every time I think about it, today let’s tip our hats to Margaret Sanger, a nurse and women’s rights activist. I’ll get to the part that makes me laugh in a minute.
Margaret Sanger was the woman that opened up the first birth-control clinic in the United States. The clinic first opened in October 1916 in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
It was raided by the city vice squad on October 26th. The states “Comstock Laws” banned contraceptives and the dissemination of information about them, so the clinic was illegal.
The squad stormed in and arrested the staff and seized all the diaphragms and condoms they had in stock. See? Funny.
All I see is this group of awkward, clumsy guys in officer uniforms fumbling with arm loads of contraceptives….and it makes me laugh.
Sanger made a couple more attempts at opening the clinic back up but was eventually evicted by her landlord.
So she said screw you guys (but not without protection lol, jk) and she formed the American Birth Control League in 1921, which eventually went on to become Planned Parenthood.