Another day, another Republican legislator saying something stupid and factually inaccurate about abortion. Today’s misinformed elected official is Missouri state Senate Majority Whip Brian Nieves, who forgot that women get late-term abortions for reasons other than being irresponsible floozies who couldn’t schedule their abortion around their nail appointments. More
Don’t say “fuck Texas” and give up; support Texas’ women in the same way you would hope they would support you if your rights were the ones under attack. Don’t pretend this doesn’t exist; that’s what makes these types of bills go through almost unnoticed. It does exist, and it’s not going away unless we all collectively push against it. More
Late last night, the Texas Senate surprised no one and passed SB5, the anti-abortion bill that Wendy Davis heroically filibustered last month. The bill passed 19 to 11, and the successful vote means the bill goes to Governor Rick Perry, … More
Listening to all the moralistic rhetoric surrounding Texas anti-choice bill SB-5, it’s easy to wonder if these people are for real. Does governor Rick Perry actually believe all that superstitious bullshit about how life begins at conception, or is the real story something more cynical? More
Everyone knows real feminists are ugly, unfuckable trolls. More
Oh for the love of god. It’s game on for some members of our government’s favorite blood sport—taking away the constitutional rights of women everywhere. Happy Fourth of July! More
One step forward, five steps back. More
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis’s victory for good over evil was predictably short-lived as professional bridge troll/Governor Rick Perry called a second special session of the Texas legislature, set to begin today at 2:00 pm. More
Many are still applauding Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis‘ heroic filibuster that kept a piece of sweeping anti-choice legislation from effectively outlawing abortion in most of the state. But not Texas governor Rick Perry, who is currently re-grouping by calling another special session of the state senate, speaking at the National Right To Life conference, and appropriating Wendy Davis’ own life story to mansplain why no woman should have the right to choose what happens to her own body. More
Unless you live in a cave or get your news from a major news network, you know about the historic events last night in Texas. In short, Texas Democrats rallied around Senator Wendy Davis, who launched an incredible ten-hour filibuster to stop the passage of SB5, a bill which would effectively shut down all but five of Texas’s abortion clinics.
So…where were the major news networks? More
This gave me goosebumps.
Watch this snippet from yesterday’s filibuster, as well as more video picks from The Gloss. More
The anti-choice movement in America has long been known for so-called “sting videos,” in which an undercover agent tries to catch Planned Parenthood doing various “bad” things. Now, the pro-choice movement has a sting artist of its own. More
Throughout the American right wing’s “war on women,” we have heard many horrifying statements revealing just how little certain legislators understand about science, “legitimate rape,” and a woman’s anatomy. Here’s another one for the books. More