Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother is political sexism at its worst


Davis is a Democrat running for governor of Texas. Opponents are trying to smear her life story, and the media isn’t helping
Wendy Davis filibuster

Wendy Davis spoke for 10 hours and 45 minutes in order to scupper the Republican abortion proposals in the Texas senate over the summer. Photograph: Bob Daemmrich/Corbis

Here we go again: sexist tropes being used against a high-profile female political candidate.


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