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Davis Tackles If Feminists Have To Be Pro-Choice

Best known for her reproductive rights advocacy and her epic 13-hour filibuster, former Texas state senator Wendy Davis joined Bustle on Tuesday for a Facebook Live interview. Davis specifically discussed Deeds Not Words, her group to empower women t…
By Margaret Judson

Wendy Davis' Has Words For Third Party Voters

Ask anyone who is against Donald Trump what they would say to someone who doesn't want to vote in this election, and their answer is probably something along the lines of "Just effing vote for Hillary! My god!" But if you ask former Texas State Sen. …
By Lia Beck

Rick Perry Will Be On 'Dancing With The Stars'

Most people give up their aspirations long before they get to see their name suspended in lights. Which is why it's so inspirational to hear that the hard work has paid off, and Rick Perry will be on Dancing with the Stars this upcoming season. There…
By Bronwyn Isaac

Wendy Davis' Pink Shoes Must Make A Comeback

Two years after Texas Democratic Senator Wendy Davis slipped into her pink running shoes to filibuster an earlier version of the state's HB2 bill, her vision is finally coming true. The Supreme Court has ruled against the law in a 5-3 decision. Is Da…
By Hillary E. Crawford

Texan Women React To SCOTUS Ruling In Celebration

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court toppled Texas' HB2 law, giving pro-choice women from Texas reason to celebrate. The state's traditionally ultra-conservative government renders progressive legislation few and far in between, putting socially libe…
By Hillary E. Crawford

The Best Feminist Quotes You Missed This Week

Feminism took over the Supreme Court this week, when nearly 2,000 pro-choice activists traveled to Washington, D.C. and flocked to the steps of the iconic building to rally in support of abortion rights. Inside the Supreme Court chamber, the high cou…
By Lauren Barbato

20 Books To Read On The Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade

January 22, 2016 marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that guaranteed women's rights to safe, legal abortion. It has not gone unchallenged. Since 1973, lawmakers have passed more than 1,000 restrictions to aborti…
By Kristian Wilson

#DearDebbie Has A Message About "Complacency"

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is getting a lot of attention on Twitter right now for her comments asserting that young women are "complacent," having only lived in a post-Roe v. Wade era. Unsurprisingly, feedback from y…
By Marissa Higgins

9 Quotes From Wendy Davis's Inspirational Essay

Though most people know her for her epic 13-hour-long filibuster blocking an anti-abortion bill, Wendy Davis has had another defining moment in her career. After her tireless effort to block the anti-abortion measures in 2013, the former Texas senato…
By Alicia Lu

'Flip The Script' Takes On A Challenging Question

The many recent attacks on Planned Parenthood have brought the issue of abortion back into the spotlight in a big way this year, and the debate is only going to get fiercer as the 2016 election progresses. No matter how many times the issue surfaces,…
By Erin McKelle

This Is The Ultimate RBG Tribute Video

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hasn't made history by being silent. She is well-known for her dissents, such as in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which allowed private corporations whose founders or CEOs are Christian to refuse to cover certain t…
By Josephine B. Yurcaba

A Wendy Davis-Inspired Dramedy Is In The Works

If you were inspired by former Texas senator Wendy Davis' headline-making filibuster in 2013, then you may be surprised by how her story may also be able to make you laugh — at least, when it's a show on NBC. As Deadline reported on Thursday, Davis' …
By Kaitlin Reilly

7 Fun Things Rick Perry Should Do Next

Poor Rick Perry. It's been a rough three months of campaigning, but (thank god) that all came to an end on Friday as Perry told a crowd of supporters in St. Louis, Miss., that he had suspended his 2016 run indefinitely. So what will Perry do now that…
By Melanie Schmitz

5 Powerful Women Not On 'Fortune's List

On Wednesday, Fortune released its annual list of the world's most powerful women, which includes Mary Barra (head of General Motors), Indra Nooyi (CEO and Chair of PepsiCo), and Ginni Rometty (President, CEO, and Chair of IBM). Fortune states that t…
By Elizabeth King

8 Public Figures Who Are Normalizing Abortion

It used to be such a scandal. A woman would be sent away to either have her baby, or she'd quietly terminate her pregnancy with a doctor who would exercise discretion. Today, the topic is still one that plenty of people tiptoe over, and many women pr…
By Kendyl Kearly

6 Wendy Davis Quotes About Reproductive Health

With new anti-abortion legislation cropping up every week, the state of reproductive rights in the United States is looking pretty grim. Wendy Davis, a former Texas state senator, has always been a huge advocate for women's reproductive rights, inclu…
By Lauren Holter

If Democrats Were Harry Potter Characters...

Hillary Clinton, headmistress of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, once said, "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." Wait, that wasn't Clinton — that was Albus Dumbledore. But it …
By Madhuri Sathish

A Lone Texas Democrat Holds Out On Women's Rights

On Monday, the Texas State Senate voted in favor of a bill that would make it even more challenging for minors in Texas to obtain abortions, even in the case of rape or incest. The Texas House is expected to sign off on the bill, and Texas' Catholic …
By Elizabeth King

Ohio Lawmaker Bravely Reveals Her Sexual Assault

As conservatives continue pushing anti-abortion legislation, one Ohio state lawmaker has had just about enough with the campaign to limit women's reproductive choices. The revelation that Democratic state Representative Teresa Fedor, was raped and ha…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim Szu-Hwei

Rick Perry's New Aide Has A Sexist Past

As potential presidential candidates — because no one has formally announced yet — gear up for what will undoubtedly be an interesting race in 2016, one Republican party hopeful has made a questionable hire in the form of Jamie Johnson, after it was …
By Clarissa-Jan Lim Szu-Hwei