Y’all should go fix this.
OH WHAT NO WAY
I haven’t had occasion to use this gif in some time, but:
Everyone this is the caption beneath that picture:
Rand Paul: He used the Senate floor to speak out on issues from drone warfare to Obamacare.
Wendy Davis: She earned national attention standing up for Texans’ abortion rights.
And I’m putting it here because look at that phrasing. Look at it.
It’s subtle, but look at it - it is implying that Rand Paul stood up for all the issues, ALL OF THEM (fron drones to Obamacare oh my!) while silly Wendy Davis was only standing up for Texan’s abortion rights.
Do you see a problem here?
Well I do. Because Wendy Davis did not stand up for abortions rights in Texas. She stood up for the rights of every person who has a uterus, everywhere. She stood up for the right to bodily autonomy. She stood up for the right to BE HEARD. She stood up to a system which is designed to crush women like her.
That the impact of what she did is not being acknowledged here is saddening. It’s disheartening.
So let’s make her win. Not just because she made a great stand, but because by helping her win here maybe we’ll be able to spread the message of what she really was standing up for.
Wendy Davis is now at 59%
I believe that we have just changed this…
She’s up to 64%