I know we could use an entertainment break this Sunday, but I’m not feeling it. I’ll try and get a photo of one or two of the critters for later. We’re heading out for another walk around the lake, working on Scout’s socialization around other dogs and people. It’s not going well, but about this time in Bixby’s development…well let’s just say I was questioning my life choices…and he’s turned out just awesome, so I’m patient.
LA Times Virginia Heffernan takes on the attacks on Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren. Shocker they all have one thing in common: fear of women in power.
To a prominent right-wing troll looking to get a rise out of her, she earlier tweeted, “Like catcalling, I don’t owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions. And also like catcalling, for some reason they feel entitled to one.”
Catcallers and anti-dancing scolds are two sides of the age-old misogyny coin. What they’re saying to her, as Ocasio-Cortez well knows, is that she’s either frigid and won’t respond to their catcalls or a “whore” because she dances too much.
Ocasio-Cortez’s responses make her detractors even more furious; no one likes to have his ugly misogyny brought to light. When Ocasio-Cortez, in white, stood to vote for Pelosi as House speaker, Republicans broke all precedent and booed her.
“Don’t hate me cause you ain’t me, fellas,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. By turning up the volume on the Republicans’ terrified sexism, as a digital native does best, she’s made quick work of her haters.
Is the girl nice? Does she use salty language? Does she dance? Does she refuse to smile and flirt when you hoot at her?
It’s worth a read. (h/t geg6)