Over here in this country the majority of us are pretty lucky when it comes to having access to birth control, abortion and tests and medication for STDs. Sure it's not always a perfect system but, compared to our Irish and American sisters, we're hella lucky.
In the USA, over the last few months, 11 states have managed to cut funds for Planned Parenthood; the country's nonprofit reproductive health organisation designed to help women get access to things like birth control, abortion and sexual education with high profile members of the government voting again and again to defund the organisation.
Now, Bloody Marys pants are fighting back with their range of 'Blood Dumpsters'; updated versions of their Bloody Marys (their excellent range of period pants - optional add-ons - detachable heat packs) featuring a politician's face in the crotch for you to bleed all over.
Obviously these aren't just *any *politicians. No, they're ones who have 'worked to hinder women's reproductive rights'. And, even better, $3 of every sale goes to help Planned Parenthood.
The politicians you can choose from? Well, Donald Trump obvs, who last year maintained that funding for Planned Parenthood should be taken away, Ted Cruz who claimed that, if elected president, his 'first order' of business would be to get the Attorney General to investigate Planned Parenthood so he can 'defend the dignity of life' and Sarah Palin whose work to ban abortion has been enormous, erratic and relentless. You can also choose from Tom Emmer, the governer of Minnesota who again, voted to defund Planned Parenthood, Mike Huckabee the presidential now non-hopeful who started a petition to defund Planned Parenthood, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, John Kasich and Rand Paul; all noteable pro-life douches in their own way. You can read more about their actions against women here.
Sarah, the brainchild behind the Blood Dumpsters, from Washington, says each blood dumpster features a 'U.S. politician who has tried in the past or who is currently trying to pass legislation that hinders women’s reproductive rights, and in so doing has had his or her face wind up in the crotch of a pair of Bloody Mary undies, for YOU to bleed all over!' She adds, 'Have fun, look cute, and be totally badass on your period with Bloody Marys!'
So successful have the pants been that there is currently a 4-6 week waiting list while Sarah deals with all the orders but don't let that deter you from putting your order in because really; £21 for a pair of badass pants, a period pain beating heat pack AND the ability to bleed all over Donald Trump's face? Bargain mate.
Get yours here.
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.