Her Mama’s Daughter: Cecile Richards Sits Down Before Mansplainers & Stands Up for Women

This Is How the President of Planned Parenthood Handled Men Interrupting Her for 5 Hours

It was a creepy spectacle. After a summer of bizarre anti-woman shenanigans and hoaxy, apparently horrifying videos, the leader of Planned Parenthood was summoned before an Congressional hearing in which mostly white men aggressively and rudely displayed their lack of understanding of even the basic outline of women’s lives.

On its face, the whole spectacle was worrying. But by the time it was over, Cecile Richards had made mincemeat of the anti-abortion, anti-ladyparts, anti-sex partisans who tried to bring down an organization that serves the underserved and stands as a last line of defense between women and their right to choose the lives they want.

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