Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has seen plenty of misogyny and calls it out regularly. In the latest incident, she was subjected to an individual on the Capitol steps, attacking her for her position on abortion and sexually harassing her by shouting descriptions of her body.
Ocasio-Cortez said that she took down her initial post about the sexual harassment, because she felt the man was seeking extremist fame, but then she shared the video that he posted of his harassment.
Here is a video he posted of the incident. I was actually walking over to deck him because if no one will protect us then I’ll do it myself but I needed to catch a vote more than a case today pic.twitter.com/RdwCNBDIBb
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 14, 2022
Alex Stein, a YouTuber who calls himself a comedian, can be seen in the video shouting that Ocasio-Cortez want to “kill babies” but is “still beautiful,” and repeatedly calling her “big booty Latina.”
Ocasio-Cortez moves in his direction, then stops and flashes a peace sign. In her post, she says she wanted to “deck him” but decided it was more important to participate in a vote than to “catch a case.”
Other right-wing extremists weighed in quickly, attacking Ocasio-Cortez for speaking out about the incident, scolding her for not taking a “compliment,” or defending the sexual harassment as “protest,” claiming that since the Congresswoman has supported protests against public figures she should be okay with being sexually harassed as well.
This you? pic.twitter.com/HrCeB2kvXt
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) July 14, 2022
Stein, meanwhile, went on to post on his Twitter, boasting that he trended due to her calling out his behavior — all of which perfectly reflects what AOC said in her initial tweet: that calling it out only invites and encourages more abusive behavior.
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