AOC Implies People Only Criticize Her Because of Her Gender; the Backlash Stings

May 28, 2019May 28, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who wants to fundamentally change America through socialism and her Green New Deal (with its estimated cost of $93 trillion), is implying that people only criticize her because she’s a woman.

The backlash she’s getting stings.

In response to a tweet about people belittling her for, essentially, not having the work experience to qualify her to be a U.S. congresswoman, Ocasio-Cortez wrote, “The reason women are critiqued for being too loud or too meek, too big or too small, too smart to be attractive or too attractive to be smart, is to belittle women out of standing up publicly. The goal is to ‘critique’ into submission. & That applies to anyone challenging power.”

It was obvious to many observers that AOC was including herself as someone who is “challenging power” but is trying to be critiqued “into submission.” It wouldn’t have been the first time she’s insinuated that her gender — and ethnicity — are the primary reason why her ideas for America are frequently criticized and the primary reason why she’s not always taken seriously.

But some of her followers — male and female — pointed out a few things to her.

Back in January, a Washington Post columnist even blasted the idea that Ocasio-Cortez’ gender is the main reason why people criticize her.

Meghan McArdle wrote that Ocasio-Cortez is not “being oppressed by the power structure” nor “subjected to heightened scrutiny because she’s a woman.” Rather, she’s being blasted by men and women who believe her proposals “are reckless bunkum.”

“Everything Ocasio-Cortez does, and not just her dumber utterances, gets more attention than is usually granted a freshman member of Congress,” McArdle pointed out.

Why? Because she’s famous. Just like Trump.

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