Scarlett Johansson put on her sassy pants and designed a killer T-shirt for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. The new limited-edition tee reads “Hey Politicians! The 1950s called…they want their sexism back!” ScarJo’s shirt is the first of three celebrity-designed tees rolling out this fall.
The shirts are part of the Women Are Watching campaign, which is ramping up efforts to educate young voters around women’s health issues and reproductive rights. This will be a pivotal factor in many states' November elections.
Johansson’s top isn’t doing all the talking for her. The actress released a statement about her involvement with Planned Parenthood and the importance of fighting for reproductive rights.
“When I heard that some politicians were cheering the Supreme Court’s decision to give bosses the right to interfere in our access to birth control, I thought I had woken up in another decade…Women are watching, and we will fight for candidates who will ensure that birth control is affordable and who will protect access to safe and legal abortion. Women will be the key to the elections this November and it’s more important than ever that young women register to vote and vote for the candidate that will stand up and fight for them.”
In September, the Action Fund will release a T-shirt designed by Gabrielle Union, and in October, Natasha Lyonne and Selenis Leyva will lend their skills to shirts. Whether or not you sport one of the shirts (which can be purchased on the Planned Parenthood site), make sure you vote in November. Because real talk: 1950s sexism is not cool.
Check out Johansson's design work on the next page.