By JAMILA RIZVI
God damn, I love a woman who comes prepared for a political show down, wearing sensible footwear.
Democratic Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth in Texas is currently standing in her State’s parliament, wearing pink tennis shoes and speaking about abortion.
She has been doing so for nine hours.
We are not bringing you this news after the fact – this story is currently playing out live and women across the world are watching.
Why has Senator Davis been speaking for so long?
Because she is deeply committed to protecting the rights of women in the second most populous state in the USA to terminate a pregnancy if they wish to. She is standing up for a woman’s right to choose; a right that in Texas today, is under serious threat.