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Gwyneth Paltrow to release Hands Off My Vagina candle for charity with powerful message

Following her iconic This Smells Like My Vagina candle, Gwyneth Paltrow has now announced a new product called Hands Off My Vagina, which will be released for charity.

The new limited edition candle has been launched in order to celebrate the 49th anniversary of Roe vs Wade, and will benefit the ACLU Foundation’s Reproductive Freedom Project.

Paltrow, 49, revealed the new project on her Instagram account, where she shared a picture of the new product on a white tabletop.

Captioning the post, the Hollywood star and lifestyle guru wrote: ‘The word “vagina” holds a lot of power. And yet, there is a recurring need to say: Hands off. Hands off our vaginas in any context where they’re not invited. Your reproductive organs; your choice.

‘In honor of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 22, goop will donate $25 (£18.50) from the sale of each limited-edition candle sold on and in our retail stores to the ACLU Foundation’s Reproductive Freedom Project.’

She added: ‘Donations will be made on each candle sold until the candle sells out or July 1, 2022, whichever occurs first, and are not deductible to purchasers.’

The product description reads: ‘Clean perfumer and Heretic founder Douglas Little worked with GP to create the alluring, intoxicating, deeply feminine scent of this candle: Coconut milk and Damascena roses are balanced with raw vanilla, clean notes of hinoki cypress, and hints of toasted cacao for added depth and sensuality.’

People magazine reports the candle’s scent is close to that of the infamous This Smells Like My Vagina candle, which featured notes of Hinoki Wood and Damascena Roses with hints of toasted cacao and soft coriander.

Speaking about the product during an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the entrepreneur said: ‘So, if you just light a candle that says This Smells Like My Vagina, and put it on the coffee table, it’s kind of a punk rock statement.’

In an article outlining their decision to honour Roe Vs Wade, Goop wrote: ‘While Little was perfecting the scent with GP, we were also learning from the ACLU Foundation’s team.

‘The stakes, as they outline them, are high, and this moment is critical: The Supreme Court gave states a path to ban abortion as politicians have done in Texas and could gut or overturn Roe v. Wade this summer.

‘A country without Roe v. Wade would affect us all—and like most unjust systems, it would disproportionately harm people of color, people who are poor, and individuals and groups who are marginalized. If this fundamental right is taken away, much more is at risk than the ability to protect people from forced pregnancies.’

Roe vs Wade was a landmark decision of the US Supreme Court that passed in 1973.

It ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s right to have an abortion, without excessive government intervention.


Credit: Original article published here.

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