Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) became a media hero of sorts Wednesday morning after she actively filibustered for 13 hours an anti-abortion law.
“Tough odds are the norm for Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis,” read a USA Today headline about the incident.
One woman not on Davis’ side: Washington Post “She The People” blogger Melinda Henneberger.
“No matter how many thousands of times abortion rights supporters repeat that the bill is anti-woman — hateful in effect and by design — that’s just the opposite of the way I see it,” Henneberger wrote in a blog post titled “Wendy Davis: Tough, cool and wrong.”
She continued… “[A]re half of women really self-loathing victims of brainwashing by the patriarchy who, according to what I read and hear on cable news shows, also hate sex and our bodies and oppose all contraception? Sorry, but no.”
Davis began her filibuster Tuesday saying she was “rising on the floor today to humbly give voice to thousands of Texans who are being ignored.” She also cried at one point while reading testimonies of other women who opposed the bill.