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Outraged Women of the Texas Leg Just Lay Down the Law on the Body's Misogyny -- Wow!


This is must-see TV -- a bunch of female law-makers in Texas have had enough with the their colleagues' War on Women, and they are ready to kick some serious patriarchal ass.  

It begins with state Rep Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, a 20-term vet of the infamous "Texas Leg," using a point of privilege to condemn some flyers distributed by the Texas Justice League, a right-wing "tort reform" group allied with Governor Rick "The Hair" Perry. The flyers featured a graphic of a baby suckling on a woman's breast to warn of the looming "Nanny-state" that Texas will never, ever become.  

It starts slow, but builds.  Watch as several other women in the body join "Mrs. T" in bringing the smack-down. Also notice the disinterested doughy male legislator behind her, reading and, I think, spitting tobacco into a cup. Texas! 

AlterNet / By Joshua Holland

Posted at May 27, 2011, 9:43am

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