I write about crime, punishment, and various other subjects. I live in Austin and leave as often as I can.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Wendy Davis Filibuster Reading Marathon Performance Art Experience
In Austin, Texas one recent afternoon, a small group of women, and a few men, held a marathon reading of an unusual text: a transcript from the Texas State Senate. It was the 13-hour filibuster in which Wendy Davis tried to block a law that would restrict access to abortions around the state, an act of political theater that—though the bill was eventually signed into law and
is now in the courts—has been immortalized as the origin story of