Have you visited the new website twisting Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter for another women’s reproductive rights campaign? http://www.aisfor.org/our-ribbon/
From their site:
The scarlet letter “” is an instantly recognizable symbol of excoriation and shame. is a campaign challenging the traditional meaning of the scarlet letter by encouraging women, and the men who support them, to wear the proudly. We are taking back the by re-appropriating its meaning to one of dignity, defiance, and autonomy.We take our inspiration from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s fictional heroine of 17th century Puritan Boston, Hester Prynne, a woman branded by her fellows for daring to live a life according to her own conscience.
Every woman, and every man who has ever loved one, must wear the at some point in their lives: Whether you’re a mother who’s decided she doesn’t want more kids, or a student waiting to start a family until the right time, or a teenager who needs access to Plan B, or a boyfriend who isn’t ready to be a dad, or a husband who supports his wife’s desire to remain childless, or a father who wants his daughter to be able to realize her own dreams before becoming a mom, we all wear the . And we are standing up for our right to be heard without being shamed. We are taking back our ’s. The is for Autonomy. It’s for Allegiance. It’s for Action.