When Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst issued his ruling that Senator Wendy Davis' filibuster was in violation of rules, the Senate spectators voiced their disgust and they made sure that they were heard.
The ‘feminist super hero’ Davis who talked for a good 13 hours without any bathroom, snacks or sitting breaks, succeeded in preventing the state's anti-abortion bill from passing. Her support from the Senate hall was so intense that when the Republicans claimed she went off topic during the filibuster, the whole crowd erupted in Davis’ favor. Their voices were so loud that even Wendy Davis herself wasn’t able to speak out for a while. It’s just crazy and powerful at the same time!
You can watch the reaction in the video above.
Even when the results weren’t announced, Davis was labeled as the ‘hero of women across the country.’ The hashtag #standwithwendy trended on Twitter all night long! People are still expressing their support and love for the state senator.
Wendy Davis is a hero! Thank you for fighting for women. #standwithwendy— Melissa DeVit (@devitmel) June 26, 2013
Learnt a new word today #filibuster. Wendy Davis you are my HERO.— Myleene Klass (@KlassMyleene) June 26, 2013
When I woke this morning I had no idea a Texas Senator named Wendy Davis would be my hero this afternoon. #IStandWithWendy— Donovan (@MrOzAtheist) June 26, 2013
Wendy Davis is a hero. I'm almost crying at work because I'm so thankful for her. I'm Canadian but this is universal. #istandwithwendy— Rebecca (@shragger) June 26, 2013
Wendy Davis is a hero this morning! I commend her for fighting for women's rights.— Tina Byram (@tinabyram) June 26, 2013
Not much was known about this state senator before the filibuster last night. What we now know is that she is a single mother who earned her law degree from Harvard Law School and became a member of the Texas Senate in 2009.
Not only Davis’ guts and 13-hour-non-stop-talking was appreciated by people across the country, photos of her shoes also trended on different social media websites. Check them out:
So what do you think about Wendy Davis? Do you think of her as hero too? Do share your opinions in the comments section below.