- California no longer plans to tax your text messages Sunday 6:45 PM
- Insurance company to ‘reevaluate’ relationship with Tucker Carlson after racist comment Sunday 3:59 PM
- Netflix’s instant rewind button is not popular with users Sunday 2:20 PM
- Offset interrupted Cardi B’s set at Rolling Loud Festival, and fans are pissed Sunday 1:18 PM
- ‘Ms. Marvel’ gets a new, award-winning writer in Saladin Ahmed Sunday 11:32 AM
- ‘SNL’ gives us the daddy pageant we’ve been dying for Sunday 10:28 AM
- How pranksters fooled the internet in 2018 Sunday 8:00 AM
- 2018 belonged to trans people Sunday 6:30 AM
- How to watch local channels on Roku Sunday 6:30 AM
- How to watch Levante vs. Barcelona online for free Sunday 6:19 AM
- How to watch Liverpool vs. Manchester United online for free Sunday 6:00 AM
- The best couch co-op video games for couples Sunday 6:00 AM
- Pete Davidson is OK and at work following alarming Instagram post Saturday 7:26 PM
- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker doesn’t know how to use a Venn diagram Saturday 5:38 PM
- This college student made a movie trailer to tease her boyfriend, and Twitter can’t get enough (updated) Saturday 3:13 PM
Wendy Davis’s 11-hour filibuster for abortion rights in Texas ignited a fire in the hearts of all progressives.
Wendy Davis’s 11-hour filibuster for abortion rights in Texas ignited a fire in the hearts of all social justice–loving, blue-voting, pro-choice progressives. She and her Twitter-organized army of Capitol Building protesters in Austin spoke up, way up, often at top volume, until a vote on the clinic-shuttering measure SB5 was postponed. It was the first crowdsourced filibuster, and it earned Davis a place among the next generation of Democrat heroes. Even her shoes won die-hard fans. People think she’s Connie Britton.
All this to say it’s OK that someone on Craigslist posted a really sweet, not-at-all-creepy Missed Connections ad for the 50-year-old state senator:
Thing is, Wendy Davis’s day wasn’t a missed connection at all, even if, continuing the metaphor, you missed the YouTube stream and tuned in the next day. But blame the TV news media for that. Not a single network picked it up. Countless Americans logged online to find it. We were all connected. Wendy Davis connected us.
Everything else in the news today:
- Sean Parker wrote a really, really long defense of his wedding. It’s nearly 10,000 words. (Not cool. You know what’s cool? Ten million words. Or nothing.)
- Man fails at disposing body the Walter White way.
- The Digg Reader app is out and it’s great.
- The Rob Ford look-alike at the center of a plot to film a fake crack video.
- Your guide to this weekend’s Pride celebration.
- 20 songs you won’t believe are 20 years old.
- Kat Von D and Deadmau5 break up.
- Almie Rose’s drunken Mad Men makeup tutorial.
Photo via Wendy Davis/Twitter
A former assigning editor for the Daily Dot, Cooper Fleishman's work focused on the web culture and niche internet communities. He joined Mic as a senior editor in 2015. His work has been published by HyperVocal and the Good Men Project, and he previously copyedited for Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, and Us Weekly.