BY Sarah Thomasson
on Sep 26, 2014
Remember last summer when there was a babe filibustering on the senate floor? Well that same babe is running for governor of Texas. Wendy Davis is known both for her pink sneakers and her support for reproductive rights in her home state. Wendy became a single mother at 19 and has publicly discussed having two abortions, leading her to be very supportive of reproductive rights. Now she has joined the gubernatorial race in the Lone Star State. Read More
BY Maddie Maschger
on Jun 05, 2014
Everybody knows there's no state more punk than Texas. Check out these incredible photographs from Teenage Film featuring the punk girls of Houston, Texas during the 70's and 80's. Revolution Southern style now!
Images courtesy of TeenageFilm.com. Read More
BY Michelle Beiter
on Apr 29, 2014
HBO’s documentary on the life and accomplishments of Ann Richards is a wonderful tribute to the political maven. Through a series of interviews with Ann’s loved ones and colleagues—including her daughter Cecile Richards (who has been president of Planned Parenthood since 2006), former President Bill Clinton, Tom Brokaw, Nancy Pelosi, and members of her administration and campaign teams—producers Keith Patterson and Philip Schopper capture the spirit of the woman who became Treasurer and then Governor of Texas. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Nov 19, 2013
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!! RT @lizzwinstead @sarahksilverman & I are hosting a telethon supporting Texas Women Deets: http://t.co/RMWa6m8722 #TexasWomenForever
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 15, 2013
On Monday night the crème de la crème of powerful females came out in support of the “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can Choose” telethon. Hosted by Bust faves, Lizz Winstead and Sarah Silverman, the telethon raised money and awareness in protest of unfair abortion restrictions in Texas. Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich
on Nov 19, 2013
Last Wednesday, Texas’ Richardson High School got a visit from Justin Lookadoo, the worst motivational speaker in the world times a gazillion, who has since been given the apt nickname, “Lookadouche.”
Lookadoo is the co-author of the faith-based dating books, Dateable: Are You? Are They? and The Dateable Rules, both of which prove him to be the ultimate Jerky McJerkface. In his books he suggests that young women, “be mysterious. Dateable girls know how to shut up.” He follows it up with these words of wisdom: “Let him lead. God made guys as leaders. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 18, 2013
Texas isn't exactly #1 when it comes to progressive policy-making. Recent legislation has disenfranchised lady-voters and made it nearly impossible to access a safe and legal abortion. Finally, the twinkle of hope we've been waiting for has emerged! Harris County, the jail serving the Houston area of Texas, has adopted comprehensive policy that states "discrimination or harassment of any kind based on sexual orientation or gender identity is strictly prohibited. Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed
on Nov 13, 2013
Image via PolicyMic
Some awesome reproductive rights organizations are joining forces with musicians, poets, and celebrities on November 18th to raise funds in support of women's right to choose in the conflicted state of Texas. Clear Eyes, Full Heart, Can Choose will benefit four Texas organizations: The Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, Whole Women's TX Action Fund, The Texas Equal Access Fund, and Fund Texas Women. Read More
In Alabama it's illegal to have an ice cream cone in your pocket at all times
The critic Susan Sontag wrote that photography, like no other medium, has the power to condemn or implicate. Crime scene images evidence wrongdoings; we take photographs as proof of something illicit. In her series I Fought the Law, young photographer Olivia Locher cleverly subverts what we think of when we think of crime and bad behavior.
Scouring the nation for absurd laws, like dildo and ice cream regulations, she creates staged narratives of each crime. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 01, 2013
Today, as the state of Texas wakes up, its citizens may find more than 1/3 of its abortion clinics suddenly shut down.
The worst part is, this ridiculous new measure wasn't even supposed to happen in the first place. Earlier this week, the Texas law that would potentially close many of the state's aforementioned abortion clinics was nixed by a federal judge. Now, just four days later, the decision has been reversed.
According to the New York Times' report, the law would force 13 of 36 abortion clinics to cease operations immediately after it is put into effect. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 21, 2013
Disenfranchise: verb. to deprive of a legal right, or of some privilege or immunity; especially : to deprive of the right to vote.
The Texas GOP is putting that word to use in the sneakiest way possible: starting November 5th, a voter must show identification with his or her most current, legally recognized name. I say his or her...but when was the last time a "he" you know had a name different from as it reads on his birth certificate? Rather, this new law has honed in on the constituency of married women who haven't updated their identification to reflect a changed last name. Read More