We are excited to bring you the Pin Up Clinic 2011 Calendar.
This Calendar is the product of the creative collaboration of many hard working women who had fun
while bringing awareness to a cause that they all have needed to be a part of : affordable women’s health care.
Originally this project was slated to raise money for the Womens Choice Clinic of Oakland, which sadly had to close its doors due to the state financial crisis and an of over all lack of funding. We are all very sad that this clinic is no longer able to provide heath services to those who need it most, and we want to make sure that this does not happen again by supporting a clinic that is currently able to provide a safe, welcoming environment where uninsured women can access high quality heath services. The profits of this calendar will be donated to the Womens Community Clinic in San Francisco, to learn more about them go to their web site at http://www.womenscommunityclinic.org/
Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Pin Up Clinic strike a pose for the Pap
"A while ago, I wrote about Briggite Berman's Hugh Hefner documentary, about how it highlighted a debate between Hef's lecherous man-fans and his well-cinched feminist critics. I suggested that there was a third view Berman missed: that of women who understood the pin-up mentality and how it could work to female power and strength.
Well hang on to your hats, because here comes Pin Up Clinic, whose pin-up calendar release party is at Homespun Bikes Sat/13.
The group has put together a calendar with 12 months worth of alternative lovelies from around the Bay Area, with all proceeds going straight to Women's Community Clinic. Amanda Kennedy, the mastermind behind the project, had inspiration strike her when she was asked if she's like to examine a part of a woman's body that not even Miss August shows off in the calendar.
“The doctor asked me if I wanted to see what my cervix looked like... handed me a mirror and a flash light and had me sit up and take a look at my self. It is a pretty profound experience to see inside your own body like that. The female body is amazing and we don’t get to appreciate ourselves enough,” Kennedy told us of an appointment at Women's Choice Clinic in Oakland in an email to SFBG.
Miss August gets back to school you on what feminism can look like. Photo by Tiffany Black of Blackbird Photo
Later, Kennedy and friends decided that they wanted to give back to the professionals that had done so much to take away the mystery and shame women can feel about their bodies. And what better way to do that then by showing off, in all it's glory, the female form? “The pin up calendar was a way for us each to appreciate ourselves and share it with others,” Kennedy recalls.
So there you have it. Only problem was that the Women's Choice Clinic had closed in the interim, but that didn't stop Kennedy and gang. They elected Women's Community as their back up beneficee because it shared the same empowering philosophy as the first clinic -- as Kennedy puts it “women treating women, which helps to create a safe space for so many people who have had negative experiences with heath care.”
What to say to those that find the concept of pin-up posters demeaning, anti-women productions? “Redefining beauty is important. By controlling our images we get to share our ideas of beauty,” Kennedy tells us. Included in her project are luscious images of kink educator Tina Horn and Lubricated Zine “jack of all trades” Vanessa Jean.
In teaser shots assembled on Pin Up Clinic's website, Vanessa Jean sits and lies in a pile of her self-published creations wearing a torn Ramones tee. The images show her as an actively imagining individual, but there's no denying those flannel-printed boy shorts hug some curves that'd make Hef proud.
“There are so many schools of feminism, some think we should never be sexualized and I understand that,” Kennedy says. “It’s so frustratingly common for people to criticize how a woman looks before they comment on what she is doing. I'm glad that both groups are around, because an important part of feminism is that women should be free to do whatever they want, express themselves to the fullest and stand up for what they believe in.
And who doesn't believe in unembarrassed, convivial reproductive health care? Pin Up Clinic has printed up 1,000 calendars to be snapped up at $15 a pop on their website or at Saturday's party, which will feature live music, a photo booth, and fortune telling.
I predict you'll want to buy one of these for someone on your holiday shopping list, but maybe that's just me hinting that I want one."
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 8th 6-8 pm
Join us for a sexy benefit soiree for Good Vibrations’ current donation partner, the San Francisco Women’s Community Clinic! Enjoy steamy live grooves and saucy readings with sex-celebs Dr Carol Queen, Lorelei Lee, Tina Horn and more.
Proceeds benefit the Women's Community Clinic of San Francisco. Admission is free with a purchase of the calendar, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
494 Wesley Ave
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Tina Horn is a ladyfaggot macho slut, show business impresario, urban cowboy cyclist, sexual health and kink educator, loud fast and loose rocknroll drummer, face-melting rhythm guitarist, social worker, porn performer, and practitioner of professional BDSM. She considers her work to be direct action promotion of sexual positivity, not to mention the perfect racket to sustain her international rocknroll lifestyle. A hopeless rambler, Horn currently sets up shop in Oakland
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
We are so excited to be one of the first groups to have a party at this exciting new bike shop in the Lake Merritt area of Oakland.
Homespun is a shop that supports using bicycles for everyday transportation, encourages gardening in the city and you can find cargo and kid-carrying bikes, used bikes, repairs and accessories plus compost, starts, tools, and classes on mechanics, gardening, food preservation and other sustainable living skills.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
BUT WE STILL NEED ORDERS.....
PLEASE CONSIDER ALL THOSE HOLIDAY GIFTS COMING UP AND ORDER.....
THERE ARE DISCOUNTS FOR MORE THAN 1!!!!!!
check out HOMESPUN
Monday, September 20, 2010
Here we have the queen of zines Vanessa Jean!
These outtakes are spicy and should get your orders in PLEASE PLEASE!
We are waiting for 75 more calenders to be pre-ordered to make and raise $5000 dollars to women's health!!!
Here's a little about her :
name: Vanessa Jean
occupation: jack of all trades
quote: ''Never go to bed angry."
likes: records, dalias, white peaches, cowboy boots, family & friends.
Friday, September 17, 2010
I would like to share this article with all of you concerning some recent news in the reproductive heath world.
Financial difficulties lead to Planned Parenthood shake-up
There are multiple articles on the web concerning this issue, each one painting the situation in a different light. The over all concern for us is a general lack of availability to reliable and affordable services.
Places like the Womens Community Clinic are shinny little gems and we want to keep them!!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
COME TO FUNDRAISERS FOR THIS EVENT ! WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED!
WE LOVE ALL OF THE HELP WE ARE GETTING AND WANT MORE!
ENJOY LUSCIOUS LADIES WHILE SUPPORTING MUCH NEEDED FUNDING FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH!
WE ARE RUNNING LOW ON TIME SO SPREAD THE WORD!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
We will be able to ship Calendars to people, and we will be able to drop Calendars off, or you can come and pick them up from us in person!