My email sender is having technical problems and I couldn't upload a photo of the wonderful, courageous, outspoken, and not too bad-looking, Representative of the 14th Congressional District of the United States:
What. A. Woman. You absolutely MUST watch this videoof her entire 10-minute speech in the House of Representatives, in response to an incident where a Republican colleague, Rep. Yoho, called her "a fucking bitch" within hearing of several reporters.
What provoked HER speech was actually not that incident, but HIS speech before the House, where he issued a defiant non-apology for his behavior, claiming that because he has a wife and daughters, he couldn't POSSIBLY have demeaned a woman! She could not BEAR that he was using his own misogynist behavior to declare what a great guy he was.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is articulate. She is politically on point. She is down-to-earth. She talks not just about herself but about the incessant demeaning that all women experience in this patriarchy we suffer under.
Oh, it did this old feminist's heart good to hear her.
AND she is also extraordinarily generous. She actually says in her speech that anyone can make a mistake. But "a decent man" apologizes and tries to undo the harm he has caused to others. She creates a path for hateful jerks to follow back to their humanity. (That is not very well-said, but I'm sure you know what I mean.)
What an open-hearted woman. I cannot wait for her to be President!