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Gender politics are getting some extra attention thanks to dangly earrings shaped like the birth control method IUD (intrauterine device.)
In Colorado right now, wearing them means you support the bipartisan bill that will channel major dough into a family planning program preventing unintended teen pregnancies. The money would continue to go to getting low-income women long-term reversible contraception for free or at a low cost. Seriously: how much more important could a bill be?
The statement earrings are made of resin, painted with rad colors, and covered with glitter. They’re quite popular among the lawmakers and lobbyists advocating for the bill, and men are wearing them as a pin. “Gross, educational or just funny, the IUD jewelry is emerging as one of the most visible political symbols this legislative session,” writes John Frank of the Denver Post.
Virginia Smith is the OB-GYN who makes the earrings, and she’s sold over 200 pairs on Etsy. It might be about time someone begs to be her intern.