Tag Archives: Wendy Davis

A year after the filibuster, pro-choice Texans are still resisting

TweetYesterday was the one-year anniversary of Wendy Davis’ filibuster and the incredible outpouring of support it drew from Texans from all over the state, making it possible in the first place. And though the news from Texas has been a lot of doom-and-gloom about clinic closures and their effects on Texas women, it’s important to [...]
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Tweet In the [Susan] Sontag archives. Dylan Farrow speaks out: “There were experts willing to attack my credibility. There were doctors willing to gaslight an abused child.” Our formidable Samhita Mukhopadhyay on Her: “Is it so far-fetched to believe that this ability to be who you want to be, together with the very real connections we [...]
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Tweet Can we address the systems that allow racism to thrive? Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother in the midst of her campaign for Texas Governor is bullshit and sexist. “What they’re really about has nothing to do with abortion or the health of anyone; it has to do with controlling women.” Catherine Samba-Panza is [...]
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Wendy Davis’s ex-husband thinks she would make a “very capable governor”

TweetRemember that fake Wendy Davis “scandal”? In which Texas right wingers tried to smear Wendy for pieces of her life story in classically sexist ways? One of the accusations against her was that she had manipulated her ex-husband into helping her out with her kids while she went through school. (Imagine that! A man caring [...]
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Fake Wendy Davis scandal is genuinely sexist

TweetYou know you’re doing something right (as in good) when the right (as in bad) wing starts a not-very-clever hashtag about you. And ironically, the #MoreFakeThanWendyDavis hashtag is a self-parody. Because what’s really fake is the claim that Wendy Davis lied about her past. Not that the truth ever gets in the way of a [...]
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