Wendy Davis, Misogyny Magnet

Wendy Davis run for Texas governor may be just what the Democratic party needs as it gears up for the 2014 midterm elections.

And that’s not just because the pro-choice state senator’s June filibuster –11 hours of talk in which she couldn’t lean on her desk, have a drink of water, cede the microphone or change the subject (she was penalized just for putting on a back brace) — was so much more hardcore than Republican Ted Cruz’s recent “Green Eggs and Ham” reading gabfest in the U.S. Senate.

This article was originally published in TIME.