"In response, Ocasio-Cortez said she didn’t need his apology and said Yoho did indeed call her the slur. Ocasio-Cortez added that Yoho’s comments are not new and that she’s encountered this type of language many times in her life.
“That is the problem,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“This issue is not about one incident. It is cultural. It is a culture of lack of impunity, of accepting violence and violent language against women and an entire structure of power that supports that,” she said."
In my opinion, AOC's radical leftist views has not helped the progressive cause. Still, her speech on the House floor condemning Yoho was a terrific bright spot in her tenure. She is a very intelligent lady who has been one of the "punching bags" of the far right. Yoho was simply uttering, publicly, the words used in male GOP circles for some time. He will be... is being championed by many of his GOP fraternity of misogynists. So glad AOC gave her speech, making certain Yoho's words were permanently part of the House record.
"It is much easier to win an argument with an intelligent person than a stupid one."
She is a modern young woman - strong principles and full of courage. Get used to it.
Our first, and so far only female Prime Minister called out her opposition counterpart for his misogyny on the floor of parliament. She really let rip after enduring insult after insult that no man would ever be expected to take quietly. This link contains video of what is now referred to as the Misogyny Speech
If anyone is unaware of the vile stuff women like AOC are subjected to when they aspire to politics you might like to read this lecture title "her Rights at Work" by Dr Anne Summers. It is the R-rated version, not the modified one that was printed by the media.
Thanks, Warrigal for posting those two URLs. What an eye-opener! I viewed them both and had no idea Julia Gillard was treated so horribly during her tenure as Prime Minister of Australia. The cartoons and pictures of her sent to all members of Parliament are disgusting. It made me think that this same thing would have happened to Hillary Clinton had she been first female President of the U.S. (Look what we got instead.)
I'm glad AOC spoke out about her experience with mysogyny. I hope more women will speak up when this happens to them.
Ruby, you are spot on in thinking that Hillary Clinton would have been given the treatment if she had become President. Think what Obama suffered and then triple it.
Julia Gillard is not bitter about her experiences as a politician. In spite of her treatment from within and without her own party and by toxic shock jocks, parliamentarians, she was able to achieve some important reforms. She is not bitter.
This link is to a 15 minute radio interview where she talks about speaking with female world leaders to test gender theory against experience.
Another example of rampant misogyny. It occurred in the NSW parliament yesterday during Question Time. The (female) Leader of the Opposition asked the (male) Minister for Health a question about the number of masks available. His response was to go full ad hominem (feminam?) and every time she repeated the question, pressing him for an answer he continued his personal attacks.
This video has been trimmed by editing but you get the picture.
If you’re not wearing a mask because “God will protect you,” then you don’t need to own a gun either.