Surely by now you heard about Ted Yoho, the republican Congressman from Florida whose invective towards NY Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (“AOC”) made national news. The incident distilled an awful lot into one mean-spirited encounter, notably the enduring pervasiveness of sexism and harassment of women, even in America’s halls of power.

AOC represents roughly 740,000 New Yorkers in the House of Representatives. But that never seems to matter to her sexist detractors. When her own colleague Mr Yoho called her a “f-ing b-tch” on the Capitol steps, he probably didn’t think this would be any different from all those other times he behaved similarly. READ MORE >>

By Jay Lassiter, Insider NJ
Originally Published in Insider NJ on July 27, 2020