Thanks to you guys, we not only met the fund-raising goal for abortion access, but exceeded it: $2,815! You've just helped a lot of women get their lives back. You also got me into a spot where I have a long list of promises to keep! I knocked out two on Sunday at the Bowl-A-Thon. As promised, I bowled in the dress I wore to the WAM! Prom. I wore my jeans under it, just because once you're bowling in a prom dress, you can't do anything else to look more ridiculous.
You donors caused a lot of feminist bowlers to have a merry laugh at me. So thanks all around. I also promised to post my score, so you can laugh at me. On this, I feel a little strange. Just as last year, that promise was predicated on the fact that I choke under pressure at competitive sports, but for some reason, I bowled a better game than I usually do. Maybe it was the dress. But I bowled a 125.
If you missed this particular fundraiser, but still want to donate, there are still others going on! May I suggest Michelle Bruns, who tweets as Clinic Escort? Her page is here, and she's raising money for a fund that serves women living in poverty in Pennsylvania. I want people to donate to her for two reasons: 1) She was gracious enough to be interviewed for Reality Cast, and we had a great discussion about her Tumblr blog The Inevitable Pregobelly and about how media coverage distorts the realities of abortion. 2) If she raises $3,000, she's getting a pro-choice tattoo. That's the best promise I've seen yet in abortion fundraising, and so we should really help her get to her goals. I recommend the word "BARREN" across her stomach in Old English lettering, a la Tupac's "THUG LIFE" tattoo. (Kidding.) She's about $1,200 away, so a number of people donating a small amount can get her there.
Thanks again! I'll try to get the last promise filled tomorrow, which is to answer the next question I get on Formspring in video form, as long as it's not some right wing harassment. I'll have to see if I still have a YouTube channel for this.