Who Can Wear the Bloodstain?
The Bloodstained Man suit is for everyone: cut men and intact men, cut women and intact women, in short – anyone who objects to the genital mutilation of children. Whether the wearer of the suit has experienced direct physical harm or indirect harm to their mental, emotional, or spiritual well being, the outfit represents the stain that American doctors have inflicted upon our nation.
We strongly encourage, but definitely don’t require, our friends and supporters to protest with the bloodstained outfit. Some people feel that the power of the bloodstain is so strong they won’t bother protesting without it. The only way you’ll know is by giving it a try.
Ready to Wear the Bloodstain?
- White Clothes
In the early days we wore Tyvek coveralls, but we soon realized that real clothing is far more stylish. We recommend Dickies white work pants, which have many excellent pockets, but any white clothing will suffice – jeans, shorts, dresses, leggings, etc.
- Red Acrylic Paint
Approximately $1 for a 2oz container at any craft store. Glossy paint will resist dirt and stay clean.
- Newspaper or Cardboard
To prevent the paint from seeping through to the back side of the garment.
- Paint brush
- While wearing the pants, plan the location of the bloodstain. Try to imagine where the blood would appear if your genitals were wounded.
- Using a pencil, if desired, draw a circle approximately 5 inches in diameter over this area.
- Remove the pants and place some paper or cardboard between the front and back layers of fabric.
- Optional – If you find the paint too thick, try mixing it with water to thin it out.
- Using the paintbrush, paint your pants. You have some artistic license here. It’s difficult to go wrong, as long as the majority of the paint is near the crotch.
- Start in the center and brush the paint outwards.
- Cover your circle with paint and extend further.
- Some people prefer a symbolic round, symmetrical stain. Others go for an asymmetrical, more realistic stain. Some have blood drops around the stain. Use your creativity.
- Lay the garment flat and let it dry overnight.
- It is ideal to wash bloodstained pants alone (or with other bloodstained pants), but they can survive a trip through the laundry with normal clothing. You might consider turning them inside-out first.
- After several washes, the stain will start to fade. Feel free to touch it up with a new layer of paint.