Additional reporting by Richmond freelance reporter Zack Burdyk
Women’s rights advocates in Virginia are keeping an eye on Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli by appealing to residents’ pop music sensibilities.
Cooch Watch, a group formed by Richmond students, professionals and advocates, say on their Facebook page “The Cooch has been keeping an eye on your vagina, so now we’re going to keep an eye on him.”
A play on Cuccinelli’s last name, Cooch Watch was founded in July after he refused to certify a grandfather clause in state Board of Health regulations that would allow most of Virginia’s abortion providers to stay open. The group began their efforts by picketing Cuccinelli’s appearance at Freeman High School in Henrico County.
Earlier this month, the group released a music video, “Hands Off, Crazy”, a women’s rights themed parody of Carly Rae Jepsen’s earworm “Call Me Maybe.” The video has over 70,000 views and has been featured on The Rachel Maddow Show. This week, they followed it up with another shoot in Richmond’s Monroe Park to the tune of Cher Lloyd’s “Want U Back”.