“The louder they scream, the more we know that we are getting something done”

That’s what Texas Governor Rick Perry said today, of the reproductive rights advocates who prevented Texas’ omnibus anti-choice bill from passing this week.

And here is what I have to say to that super rapey, undemocratic, and entirely tone deaf view of the situation:


Also, this:

And, in conclusion,

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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  • http://feministing.com/members/aislin/ Aislin Kageno

    Couldn’t this idiotic mentality be applied to ANY situation when voters get active? -.- “Oh, listen, voters are opposed to what we’re doing, that must mean we’re doing the right thing.” I hate my governor. He makes me embarrassed to be a Texan.