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.
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.