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Point of inquiry: at what time does a female senator have to raise her hand or her voice to be recognized before her male colleagues in the room?
—Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, Texas Senate, 6/25/2013


This is why I need feminism.

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Dude, I was shaking while I typed it up on tumblr.

Have I mentioned my fondness for you lately???

am so, so happy about both the DOMA and Prop 8 AND the texas abortion-law protests, fuck man, way to go for the people of Texas, woo hoo hoo!! I hate these modern-day fascists so, so, so much!

then the court turns around and strikes down voting rights for everyone who isn't lily-white or Republican-registered. fucked up shit.

*headdesk*

oh yeah -- icon love, nrrrdy grrrl!

Edited at 2013-06-26 04:19 pm (UTC)

*G* It's been an interesting week, that's for sure. *hugs you*

I was watching the livestream and wishing I was at the Capitol to be part of the cheering protesters who started cheering immediately after Sen. Van de Putte made her parliamentary inquiry.

I mean, Kirk Watson is pretty badass, but DAMN I wish I was one of her constituents. DAMN.

Wendy and Leticia are amazing. I want to be them so much.

It was nice to see these older white men and older African American men work so hard to stand behind her and support her. Watching that--not to mention Watson's speech there at the end--is a visible reminder that a lot of men do get this, and don't just get it, but put themselves out there to support it, and are willing to work to dismantle the structure of their own privilege because they know it's wrong, and they believe (Jesus, Watson's speech still blows me away), and the way they looked while doing it. I'm so proud of my party in Texas.

I've never been so proud of a member of my gender as I am of Sen Wendy Davis & Sen. Leticia Van de Putte right now.

Edited at 2013-06-27 04:03 am (UTC)

This. So much this. They're who I want to be.

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