#1 By: Cory Doctorow, July 12th, 2013 10:05
Kyle from Bumperactive sez, "Support the thousands of Texans standing for Women's Reproductive Freedom at the State Capitol this morning with a 'Come And Take It' Uterus tee, printed by Austin printshop Bumperactive and designed by liberal Texas troublemakers Cole Latimer and Carrie Collier-Brown. $12.00 from the sale of each $25.00 benefits Planned Parenthood of… READ THE REST
#2 By: tonbo, July 12th, 2013 10:29
... ... ... Um... Phrasing...
#3 By: SpaceDoggity, July 12th, 2013 10:54
Obligatory 300 reference 1
#4 By: Kimmoth, July 12th, 2013 11:11
There's a bit of a missed opportunity here; the uterus could easily have been printed where it lives...
#5 By: Jonathan Peterson, July 12th, 2013 11:30
Just because it's worth sharing more widely - the Dallas Stars' widely panned "mooterus" logo
#6 By: librarygirl70, July 12th, 2013 11:54
I....am just not sure about this. Isn't that exactly what the right is TRYING to do? Maybe not take my uterus itself, but take control of it. Unless we are talking about an unwanted fetus and then we DO want someone to come and take it.
#7 By: Joe Castleman, July 12th, 2013 12:00
Years ago someone had modified a UT bumper sticker so that instead of the longhorn shape, it had the shape of a uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Glad to see the idea has continued...
#8 By: Acer Platanoides , July 12th, 2013 12:13
@aayers324: said it best "On Second thought I can see
how NC got confused on this one" #vaginamotorcycle pic.twitter.com/xwZrSoFRkJ (https://twitter.com/aayers324/status/355120355679035392)
Lifted from Rachel Maddow regarding similar legislation in NC which was snuck into a motorcycle safety bill.
#9 By: cubby96, July 12th, 2013 12:13
I would post this as an image, but my account was lost in the transition, and I am not allowed to post images as a "new" user.[http://www.lonestarbannersandflags.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Old-Come-and-Take-It.gif]1This is the historic flag from Texas history that the shirt is referring to. More details at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_and_take_it
The flying uterus has also been a satire/criticism of UT-Austin's longhorn logo, which sells a large number of t-shirts in the color scheme presented here ("burnt" orange and white).
#10 By: marco, July 12th, 2013 12:25
"Come and take it" is an American patriotic slogan used in 1778 at Fort Morris in Georgia during the American Revolution, and most notably in 1835 at the Battle of Gonzales during the Texas Revolution. The phrase is similar to Molon labe (come and take them), which is a classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae. The port town of Sunbury is now a ghost town, ...
#11 By: librarygirl70, July 12th, 2013 12:59
I am in Texas so I am well aware of the imagery. I see similar stickers (with cannons on them) on the back of 2nd amendment supporter's trucks. I still find the message garbled.
#12 By: Purplecat, July 12th, 2013 13:46
#13 By: Public Bizmail, July 12th, 2013 14:29
My reaction when I saw graphic in the Gallery during Wendy's filibuster, was "Brilliant. Absolutely Brilliant"
The Battle of Gonzales figured prominently in my Texas History class; so much so that I teared up the first time I saw the replica flag at the San Jacinto museum. For those of us with that kind of Texian roots, this flag is an absolute clear challenge: "I stand for liberty. Come and take it -- if you can.", and thus the perfect symbol for this moment.
#14 By: kmoser, July 12th, 2013 19:14
You can have my uterus when you pry it from my cold, dead.....
#15 By: Cory Doctorow, July 17th, 2013 10:05
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