Posts Tagged ‘women’s rights’
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Down to the Wire

The Wendy Davis-Gregg Abbott race hasn’t been pretty, but this is Texas.
ERIC GRIFFEY AND JEFF PRINCE
Winning the Republican primary in the Texas governor’s race these days is almost like being handed the keys to the mansion. Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat to the top office since 1991. Since then, Republican governors Geor...


Huerta (with Dr. Roberto Calderon): “More money for schools and less for prisons would be a good place to start.” Lee Chastain

Latina Dreamer

Dolores Huerta’s life proves that yes, you can.
PETER GORMAN
She’s been jeered, arrested, beaten, smeared. She’s on just about every website devoted to ferreting out socialists and Communists in our midst. She’s also been feted, cheered, and given the Presidential Medal of Freedom....



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On to the Courthouse

Dems say the abortion fight is just beginning.
DAVE McNEELY
Last Friday, July 12, the Texas Capitol was awash with demonstrators, there for the showdown in the Texas Senate over the Republican-driven proposal to make abortions harder to obtain in Texas. The Republicans, with a 19-12 Sen...


WHO'S THE CROWD THERE TO SEE? EVERYONE KNOWS IT'S WENDY. (all photos by Jeff Prince)

Wendy Davis, Stand With Texas Women Bus Tour Hits Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
The tour bus was parked a mere 25 feet from the stage, and the crowd pressed close to the guardrails, dozens deep, waiting in torrid heat and humidity, sweat patterns soaked through their orange T-shirts as they waved makeshift...



Viviana: “This is for every woman who could possibly find herself in this situation.” Lee Chastain

Standing with Wendy — Again

The crowds in orange shirts say they’ll be back to oppose the abortion bill again.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
Diane Viviana couldn’t believe she was having to do this again. But there she was last Tuesday, in the Texas Senate chamber gallery, elbow to elbow with other abortion rights supporters, lending her voice and her presence to ...


Wendy

Lots of Small Talk

STATIC
Fort Worth Weekly goes to print on Tuesday nights, so at press time Static didn’t know whether State Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster would be successful or not. If all went according to plan, the Fort Worth Democrat didn’t s...



Gloria Steinem: “Reproductive freedom is at least as fundamental as freedom of speech.”

Gloria Steinem Comes to Fort Worth

And sits down for a Q&A with the Fort Worth Weekly
SARAH ANGLE
Fort Worth Weekly got the opportunity on Thursday to talk with longtime feminist leader Gloria Steinem about gender issues, equality, and women’s healthcare in Texas. Steinem, in her late 70s, is the guest speaker this week a...


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Mr. Justice Kennedy Explains

(A Healthcare Satire)
EVE PROCTOR
“Our tradition, our law, has been that you don’t have the duty to rescue someone if that person is in danger. The blind man is walking in front of a car and you do not have a duty to stop him.” — Supreme Court Justice A...



Texans Rally Against ‘War on Women’

Andrew McLemore
Thousands of women, men and children from across the state gathered at the southern steps of the Capital on Saturday to protest state laws that they say curtail basic human rights for women. Organized primarily by the group Uni...


UNT Students Rally For Women

Andrew McLemore
A cross-section of UNT student groups gathered around the Denton Courthouse on Saturday afternoon to protest the “War on Women” waged by the Grand Ole Party in Texas and across the country. About 40 students waved s...