Thursday, May 13, 2021

She Knows How to Deal With Workplace Harassment

My mother is a Bronx girl, and even after twenty-odd years living in Northern Virginia, she still retains the accent and bearing of her native borough... you can take the girl out of the Bronx, but you can't take the Bronx out of the girl.  So it is with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who left a yelling Marjorie Taylor Greene in her wake, refusing to take the debate bait being dangled by the Congress conspiracist.  Greene was framing her argument in terms of Black Lives Matter and antifascist activists being terrorists.  There's nothing to gain by being dragged into an argument with a loon whose positions are based on false premises.

AOC is a New Yorker, we are all used to dealing with ranting lunatics on the street.  AOC's skill at dealing with abusive idiots was further honed by her work as a bartender, and her description of her interaction was pitch-perfect:

AOC is a magnet for all sorts of right-wing loons, who want to 'debate' her (and pure creep nonsense, for that matter), and her responses are always spot on, the reponses a woman has to formulate while simply existing. She doesn't owe her time to anyone but her constituents. She especially doesn't owe any time to psycho reactionaries:  

"For me, this isn't even about how I feel. It's that I refuse to allow young women, people of color, people who are standing up for what they believe, to see this kind of intimidation attempts by a person who supports White supremacists in our nation's capital." 

Representative Ocasio-Cortez is a Bronx girl, she knows how to deal with harassers of all stripes. You can take the girl out of the Bronx, but you can't take the Bronx out of the girl.


Anathema Device said...

MTG isn't worth anyone's time. She's only doing this stuff to entertain the rubes who vote for her and encourage them to give her money. AOC knows this and doesn't want to play a stupid game with her.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's like wrestling a pig, you just get covered in mud and the pig enjoys it.