Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman elected to the U.S. Congress. It shows in the way she refuses to be grateful because the white boys let her in their club called Congress.…
It shows in the way that she calls out those white boys, whether they are the now former congressman Ted Yoho-- who called her a “fucking bitch” last year-- or Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley--who cheered on the January 6 insurrectionists--for the white supremacists they are.
And it shows in the way she threatens men on both the right and the left. It is a reminder of the vicious patriarchy that is alive across the political spectrum and is especially virulent against this young Latinx woman.

And primarily, it shows because AOC is a Disruptor. Text: Thank all the good things that AOC is from a generatio
The election of AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and more recently Cori Bush, was a big fuck you to white supremacists, misogynists, Islamophobes, racists, and those who believe politics are the domain of wealthy white men who seek to keep us in our place. Photo of Reps. Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, a
For too many old, white, wealthy male politicians, young powerful women of colour are terrifying. because they put patriarchy and its attendant oppressions on notice.

These are women whose very existence says they refuse to stay in their appointed place. Photo of Rep. AOC standing on a table talking into a microph
It’s not just white men that AOC et al disrupt & terrify.They disrupt & terrify white female politicians, not just GOP but Pelosi etc whose whiteness offered some protection from white supremacist patriarchy & women who knew how to play w/ & use rules created by that patriarchy
The "Squad" are Black and women of colour who come from working class backgrounds.

Race, class, gender.

It is always about race, class, gender.

The disruption that AOC et al have caused to the US body politic is essential and incredible to see.…
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After Trump attacked AOC and the Squad she told him “You cannot accept that we don’t fear you...You can’t accept that we will call your bluff & offer a positive vision for this country. And that’s what makes you seethe" True and relevant today too
AOC & the other progressive Black and women of colour elected to Congress are exposing casual white supremacist patriarchy. Ted Yoho was not the first man to call a congresswoman a “fucking bitch” or other epithets.…
But I cannot recall another female lawmaker get up in Congress and say “Not today. Not me” in the way AOC did in response. She is exactly what I mean by a woman in power who subverts patriarchy
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I do not subscribe to the blanket “We need more women in politics” because under that blanket crawl footsoldiers of the white supremacist patriarchy like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert.
Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert ran on a platform of being the anti-Squad. They have incited violence against AOC and others in the Squad, and they have supported and cheered on insurrectionists.…
Like Trump, Greene & Boebert are obsessed w/the "Squad."

In Sept, Greene posted on her candidate FB page an image of herself holding a gun alongside images of AOC, Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib and encouraged going on the "offense against these socialists."…
Greene and Boebert were elected to be the anti-Squad. Fascists want that white female face to their white supremacist misogyny so that they can shrug and say “We can’t be misogynist. We have women on our side.”…

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