June 25, 2013.

Woke up to the news that the Supreme Court is cool with workplace discrimination and gutting the Voting Rights Act. Oh, and the Texas legislature is trying to push through a law in special session that would make abortion effectively unavailable to most women in the state.
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Luckily Sen. Wendy Davis is gonna filibuster these fools.image

Cannot believe how polite she is being to these jerks who are mansplaining left and right..
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Stress-eating manchego while I watch the livestream with a hundred thousand other people.
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“At what point must a female senator raise her hand or voice to be recognized over the male colleagues in the room?” - Sen. Leticia Van De Putte

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FUCK YES. Pour myself another whiskey.
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Some parliamentary bullshit. Wendy is pulled from the floor. More whiskey needed.image

The women who have assembled in the capitol—way up in the nosebleed seats—are chanting, “Let her speak! Let her speak!”
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They scream for 20 minutes to run out the clock until midnight, when the special session ends.
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Cannot handle how emotional this is. I love women.
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CLOCK STRIKES MIDNIGHT
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Republicans try to take a vote, but it’s after midnight. Session’s over.image

Wait. State Troopers are hauling out protesters. image

And apparently they’re counting the vote they took after midnight?
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OMG what is going on? *refresh refresh refresh*
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The vote COUNTS?
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THIS ISN’T OVER.
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