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!