Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What is this? I don't even . . .

This blog was inspired by a thread at Alas! A Blog, which was, in turn, inspired by the big kerfuffle over the House declaring “uterus” to be a dirty word. The uterus pictured at Alas! (and has since been removed) is available on etsy, but I decided to make my own.

The idea for this blog didn’t need a uterus for gestation, as it sprang fully formed into my brain like an inverse Athena. Taking pictures of an adorable uterus was too fun to pass up. And thanks to the powers of crochet, Gratuitous Uterus was born.

The Gratuitous Uterus is also a symbol. Not of womanhood, because not everyone who has a uterus is a woman, and not every woman has a uterus. But the forced-birth movement likes to take personhood status away from individuals with uteri and think of them solely as the uterus (baby carrier). If the person becomes a uterus, then the uterus must become a person!


  1. This is so awesome!!! Dude with uterus thanks you. :-) Btw, I think gratuitous uterus and Trannymal would get along famously!

  2. Glad you like it! And thanks for the tip about Trannymal. That is cool!