Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Texas State Rep. Senfronia Thompson

The Texas state legislature is in rare sexist form this year, and last night State Rep. Senfronia Thompson had enough. A group called the Texas Civil Justice League distributed a flyer showing a baby nursing on a breast with with words over it criticizing a bill they said would expand the “nanny state.” The bill’s actually about regulation of consolidated insurance programs – it’s not even related to reproductive health issues.

This was the final straw for Rep. Thompson, who went off on the disrespect for women in the legislature. And it’s amazing.

(I apologize I haven’t been able to find a transcript. If anyone finds one please post in the comments.)

h/t @jnbklyn

Boston, MA

Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

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