Friday, July 24, 2020

“I personally have experienced a lifetime of insults, racism and sexism”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s outrage over a Republican lawmaker’s verbal assault broadened into an extraordinary moment on the House floor Thursday as she and other Democrats assailed a sexist culture of “accepting violence and violent language against women” whose adherents include President Donald Trump. 
A day after rejecting an offer of contrition from Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., for his language during this week’s Capitol steps confrontation, Ocasio-Cortez and more than a dozen colleagues cast the incident as all-too-common behavior by men, including Trump and other Republicans. 
“This issue is not about one incident. It is cultural,” said Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. She called it a culture “of accepting a violence and violent language against women, an entire structure of power that supports that.”

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