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.)