Corset Maker Crafts Perry Anti-Abortion Voodoo Dolls to Benefit Planned Parenthood

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Michelle Sinched of Mr. Sinched is well-known in Houston for her corsets that bind women tightly with great restriction, but that's just good clean fetishy fun. When it comes to the Texas Legislature and Governor Rick Perry's plans to shut down Texas abortion clinics she's the exact opposite of amused. Now she's taking the fight to the man she calls "Governor Goodhair" in her own way; with voodoo dolls of the Governor complete with tampon pins to act out your anger and or hexes upon his person.

All profits after cost will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

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"I was inspired to make them because I wanted to figure out something I could make that would send a message and raise money for Planned Parenthood," said Sinched. "What's better than sticking pins in Gov. Goodhair or burning him at your own doll sized stake? I would probably best describe myself as pro choice and pro life. No one ever wants to face the abortion choice but it happens. I believe no one has the right to make that choice but the woman it affects. I was once a client of PP and I have felt a great deal of gratitude for them being available when I had no insurance and could not afford birth control or annual well woman check ups."

Each Perry voodoo doll is handmade by Sinched from materials left over from her many other projects. You can purchase a casual Perry doll in a anti-abortion coat hanger T-shirt for $25, or a suited version for $30. They are also available as a pair for $50, and each comes with a blank sign so you may write the pro-life slogan or Perry gaffe of your choice. The clothes are removable.

Currently, Sinched has no plans to expand her line of anti-abortion proponent voodoo dolls, but remains open to the idea should further candidates become prominent.

The bill -- now on its way to the governor who is sure to sign it -- would ban abortion completely after 20 weeks without exception for incest or rape. It would also force abortion centers to meet the standards of a licensed ambulatory surgical center and require doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. The expense of updating abortion clinics is expected to shut down all but five of the clinics state-wide, leaving only the clinics operating in the major metropolitan areas.

Increasing attempts to restrict abortion access in Texas have already led to an uptick in the number of women seeking illegal abortions, and that number will almost certainly rise should the proposed law be passed and upheld.

Folks interested in purchasing the Perry dolls may contact Sinched through her Facebook or at getsinched at yahoo dot com.

Jef With One F is a recovering rock star taking it one day at a time. You can read about his adventures in The Bible Spelled Backwards or connect with him on Facebook.


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biotch
biotch

huge difference between a noose around obama's neck (indicating a desire to kill) versus perry holding a blank sign while clearly "alive" (allowing you to make your own statement). as to the shop owner making a choice to support planned parenthood with the sale of the dolls - business owners make quasi-political and social statements all the time. but you're not being forced to buy the doll or go to the store for that matter if you don't want to. that's the beauty of choice. which is kind of the point in the first place, isn't it?

SarahTX2
SarahTX2

Great idea!  I'm ordering one. 

Jimi Austin
Jimi Austin

Didn't we already go through this with people hanging nooses around puppets of Obama? Interesting that the HP would condone this.

JohnSeabornGray
JohnSeabornGray

*reads headline and author's name, glances at pictures, ignores story, comments with full authority*

Redfishtrout
Redfishtrout

Son you've got a very small, small business and decide to alienate a large portion of the potential future customer base by making a political statement.  Well played move by an obvious business genius.

Redfishtrout
Redfishtrout

@biotch they can make any product they like but businesses, especially small ones that want to be successful should probably keep their political yaps shut.  They're going to need every buck they can get to make it in this economy.  Once again, alienating a large part of your potential customer base in order to make your personal political point is not the greatest business move you can make.  But yes, you have the choice to ruin your own business.

JefWithOneF
JefWithOneF topcommenter

@Jimi Austin Report on, not endorse or condone. 

charliesouth17
charliesouth17

@Jimi Austin The major difference being the history of black people being lynched with a rope...

biotch
biotch

i suppose you have a point to a degree. but then again, i never let a business' choice to have a bunch of crucifixes on the walls, or "romney/ryan" stickers on their windows, be a deciding factor as to whether or not i patronize their business. life's too short to be so trivial. if a shop owner/restaurateur/business owner has always provided me with good service, or food i like, or prices i feel are fair - why the hell would i want to go traipsing all over town to replace them, based on such a minor thing? it's not as if ms. sinched has posted signage stating if you don't agree with her point of view on this issue, you're not welcome to shop there. look - there's offering something for sale that some people want and other don't for whatever reason, and then there's making blanket, sweeping statements which drive away patrons. you give me the distinct impression if you are a business-owner, you're much more of the dan cathy type, than the michelle cinched type. based on your logic, i'll have to give up shopping at nearly all grocery stores and gas stations. i think beer smells, looks and (likely) tastes like carbonated, chilled horse piss. and i'm not the only one! so, since they all sell beer, well...

cheryl.johns
cheryl.johns

LOL - reading comprehension - it's not for everyone. Must be true what the studies say - Faux does dumb them down.

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