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    America's current political situation is, in one word, a mess. Political parties are falling apart. The 2016 race to the White House is arguably the most suspenseful and agonizing the country has witnessed in decades. While each of the remaining candidates battling for the presidential position are facing matters that have been controversial for years - like race relations and the debate on healthcare - one major issue that often suffers at the hands of politicians is the topic of reproductive rights. In 2012, co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead officially had enough. 


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    "I started paying attention to really how many state legislators were interested in making abortion access disappear," Winstead stated in our recent conversation. "I was really alarmed with how fast it was going through legislation... These should be human rights issues, not women's rights issues." 

    And rather than allowing her state legislators to limit her reproductive rights without a fight, Winstead took a stand and gave birth to Lady Parts Justice, a team of comedians and researchers who strive to promote awareness of this deeply concerning issue so people will, as Winstead puts it, "get off their asses and reclaim their rights." For the first time ever, this touring justice league is making its way to Louisville to share information about Kentucky's current stance on reproductive rights in a satirical way, through stand-up comedy and videos. 

    "I get really freaked out when people think certain laws are a state's fault," admits Winstead. "Sometimes a state has a lot of really cool people and sometimes shitty people just get elected. I know it feels like you're trapped in Mitch McConnell Land, but you're not alone." 

    And to prove that we're not alone here in this political wonderland, Winstead and her team have created an app that will help share vital information on politicians and their opinions on reproductive rights long after Lady Parts Justice wraps up their show in Louisville. LPJ presents: Hinder. Deriving its name from Tinder, one of the country's most popular dating apps, Hinder allows its users to share information regarding anti-choice zealots in their states, whether it be a politician or that uptight co-worker you're constantly arguing with. 


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    "We wanted to go to the places where people are already engaging," Winstead explains of Hinder. "Since everyone is engaged in Tinder, I thought what if we did something with the same concept that exposed those who were against reproductive rights." And it's working. No pro-choice activist can resist the swipe and share feature offered by this informative app. 


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    Lizz Winstead and the Lady Parts Justice League will be at Headliners Music Hall on Thursday, May 12. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are still on sale for $25 here. For more information on Lady Parts Justice and the Hinder app, visit the group's website.

     

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