When Texas State Senator Wendy Davis filibustered SB5, an anti-choice bill that would have closed nearly every abortion clinic in Texas, for 11 hours for Tuesday, the internet stood beside her. Well, most of the internet that is. While #StandWithWendy was trending on Twitter…
Now why don’t you hysterical feminazis stop your whining and let The Menz control your ladybits?
Honestly, I don’t know where you get this whole War on Women thing.
Instead of being able to turn to news, though, people were on Twitter and elsewhere across the Internet, researching parliamentary procedures of the Texas Legislature, sharing the most significant moments of the night, and holding the Texas Senate accountable when they tried to break their own rules even though they were in plain sight. Average people with Internet connections did the work we used to trust major journalism outlets to do.
Yes. As my friend Will said, “I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when the Texas Republicans came to the realization that breaking the rules and lying about it wasn’t going to work in this case. I gotta say, I really didn’t think they were going to reverse course.”
Me neither. CBS News tweeted the entire lifecycle of a lie, when said lie is immediately demonstrated to be one.
Now, about stemming the tide of damage from SCOTUS gutting the Voting Rights Act… without doing that, we’ll see many more — and tougher — fights than this one tonight.
Can I say “backward, knuckle-dragging, patriarchal, bible-thumping, white-trash tiny-dick piece-of-shit Republicans, or would that be rude?
It’s easy to give in to the stereotypes about Texas, but Wendy Davis is the world’s newest rock star. You go, girl.
I decided to break the law to provide a necessary medical service because women were dying at the hands of butchers and incompetent quacks, and there was no one there to help them. The law was barbarous, cruel and unjust. I had been in a concentration camp, and I knew what suffering was. If I can ease suffering, I feel perfectly justified in doing so.
Dr. Henry Morgentaler, a Canadian doctor who was arrested four times for performing abortions, but whose arrests eventually led to the 1988 Canadian Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the country. He died this week at the age of 90. Good obit in the NY Times.
what’s Tumblr’s opinions on “post-birth” abortions? Saw something on FB about it…
what the hell is a post-birth abortion? these antichoice fuckers keep coming up with the most fucked up terms to tug on our emotional heart strings
Hey, great idea. Let’s come up with the most absurd, far-fetched hypotheticals imaginable, and make policy on the basis of those.
Well, yes, if they could decide things like, just who is Kerry Fraser, really, to pass moral judgement on what does or does not constitute high sticking, really? It’s not like they’re elected by hockey fans? They’re just “experts” who are enforcing a de facto national officiating standard.
Republicans. And Democrats who do nothing to stop them.
Do I need to say any more?