The type of sneakers worn by Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) during her 13-hour filibuster on the state Senate floor Tuesday are being graced by one of the Internet's most amusing responses: the Amazon.com review-bomb.
Satirical reviews of the shoe include voices from both sides of the abortion debate.
"The next time you have to spend 13 hours on your feet without food, water or bathroom breaks, this is the shoe for you. Guaranteed to outrun patriarchy on race day," reads one review that currently has 3,044 'likes' on Amazon.com.
Another popular 'review' reads: "I tried on a pair at the local mall and suddenly Texas Republicans started telling me what to do with my genitals. They started explaining reproduction to me like I was a seventh grader. Unfortunately, being male, I had no way to shut the whole thing down. I'm so confused..."
Anti-abortion Amazon 'reviewer' M. Angeli wrote: "I only have one concern about these shoes. The soles are made of rubber and will undoubtedly melt in the fires of hell, which is where people who murder babies will go."
Davis wore a pair of pink and green Mizuno Women's Wave Rider 16s while she successfully killed an omnibus anti-abortion bill by talking until the special legislative session ended Wednesday morning. Pro-choice advocates filled the Senate gallery, erupting in screams as the filibuster drew to a close.
If passed, the omnibus bill would have imposed criteria that would eliminate all but five abortion facilities in Texas, and would ban all abortions in the state after 20 weeks, down from the 25-week limit already in place.