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Nasty Rosie Socks Raise Over $25,000 for Planned Parenthood

ModSocks presents Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood with $25,000 from Nasty Rosie Socks fundraiser
ModSocks staff presents Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood Executive Director Linda McCarthy, right, with $25,000, the to-date profits from the Bellingham, Washington sock company’s Nasty Rosie style — a design depicting cultural icon Rosie the Riveter with her middle finger raised.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (March 6, 2019) — Today ModSocks socked it to inequality by presenting Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood with $25,000, the to-date profits from the Bellingham sock company's Nasty Rosie style — a design depicting cultural icon Rosie the Riveter with her middle finger raised.

Nasty Rosie is a reflection of ModSocks' commitment to equal rights. Owner and designer Urania Shaklee says she conceptualized a design that both points a finger at those perpetuating injustice and aims to counteract it. After polling staff and considering how to most directly empower women, the business pledged 100 percent of Nasty Rosie profits to Planned Parenthood, an effort that is ongoing.

“I was reeling from the election of Donald Trump when I created Nasty Rosie,” Shaklee said. “The choice to empower women through healthcare access was easy and obvious. It is even more important now during attempts to defund Title X, which extends crucial services beyond women. Giving directly to our local PP affiliate helps counter these attacks and offer care to those who need it, no matter what.”

All of ModSocks' Nasty Rosie and Black Nasty Rosie socks feature a modern-day portrayal of Rosie the Riveter flipping her middle finger with the word “NASTY” tattooed on her bicep. Offered in a variety of styles, colors and sizes, the collection is available through retail partners nationwide including Shaklee's own store ModSock in Bellingham, Washington.

The Nasty Rosie sock captures the feelings many have felt over the past few years of attacks on women’s rights and health care. The iconic 'Rosie' symbol gives hope that together we can fight against the forces that want to drive women’s health care back to the Dark Ages.MBPP Executive Director Linda McCarthy

Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood's mission is to provide, promote, and protect access to reproductive health care and sexuality education, empowering each person to make informed personal choices.

"MBPP was thrilled to be the recipient of this generous gift from ModSocks,” said Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood Executive Director Linda McCarthy. “The Nasty Rosie sock captures the feelings many have felt over the past few years of attacks on women’s rights and health care. The iconic 'Rosie' symbol gives hope that together we can fight against the forces that want to drive women’s health care back to the Dark Ages. Nasty Rosie is perfectly aligned with the renewed women’s rights movement in America … We CAN do it!”

ModSocks is a designer and wholesaler of novelty socks with designs ranging from sloths, constellations, cat mermaids, guitars, florals, Sasquatch, books, coffee and more. The line is sold directly on Amazon and in hundreds of stores across 36 states, which can be found online at www.modsocks.com.

To give directly to Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood visit www.wearepp.org/givemtbaker.

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We Can Do It!

Nasty Rosie the Riveter Socks in yellow and navy

At ModSocks, we are used to people getting our name wrong. The most common mistake is MADSocks. When it happens, we laugh because it's true.

Our employees hold many views and come from different backgrounds, but one thing that makes all of us furious is the dismantling of women's rights. That is why we have pledged to give Planned Parenthood 100% of our profits from our new Nasty Rosie socks, available online at ModSock and at many of our retail partners.

ModSocks’ knee-high Nasty Rosie the Riveter Socks depict intersectional feminism at work.

These socks aren't sweet or sugar-coated. This is Rosie the Riveter as you've never seen her before, flexing her tattooed biceps and flipping off those people telling her to get out of the assembly line and back in the kitchen. These socks are our reaction to the injustice we see in our society right now, and they are quite literally a “f*ck you” to those perpetuating that injustice.

Need a pair of feminist socks that are safe for work? Consider taking a stand in our worksafe Rosie the Riveter socks, ModSocks' modern update to the original can-do historic icon.

We made the Nasty Rosie collection because we felt that it was time to show the world exactly what we believe in. We believe in gender equality. We believe that Black lives matter. We believe that when we work together, a bunch of nasty, amazing, hardworking people can change history.

We can do it.