The youngest woman in the House of Representatives is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or AOC, as she prefers. She pointed out in tweets that the GOP targets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) far more than Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY). Why is that?
Huffington Post has an interesting interview with AOC, where she points out the difficulty that Republicans have with strong women and even the danger to her:
‘If you ever wonder why the GOP targets Pelosi more than Schumer, or Waters more than male committee chairs (despite having equal or similar positions of power) this is part of the reason why.’
There have been strong women throughout our nation’s history. Yet, misogyny has proven itself alive and well in Congress. Huffington Post writer Alanna Vagianos noted that society has a real problem with women like the new representative:
‘The idea that a woman can be as powerful as a man is something that our society can’t deal with.” — @AOC‘
The article said that Ocasio-Cortez used that discomfort to her advantage:
‘The idea that a woman can be as powerful as a man is something that our society can’t deal with,“ the freshman Democrat from New York told The New Yorker in an interview published Monday. “But I am as powerful as a man and it drives them crazy.’
Then, Ocasio-Cortez noted that the Republicans’ “ravenous hysteria” was “out of control…dangerous and even scary:”
“I’m just a normal person. I knew that I was not going to be liked. I’m a Democrat. I’m a woman. I’m a young woman. A Latina. And I’m a liberal, a (Democratic Socialists of America) member… But this ravenous hysteria ― it’s really getting to a level that is kind of out of control. It’s dangerous and even scary. I have days when it seems some people want to stoke just enough of it to have just enough plausible deniability if something happens to me.’
Even the president, the most powerful man in the world, appears upset by the 29-year-old Latina:
‘I can see Trump being enormously upset that a twenty-nine-year-old Latina, who is the daughter of a domestic worker, is helping to build the case to get his financial records,” she said. “I think that adds insult to injury to him.’
Twitter world was pumped. Check out some of our favorite tweets below:
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