Today’s highly interesting read (02/06/21): WHY I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ’S COMMENTS

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“These folks (Republicans) tell us to move on, that it’s not a big deal, that we should forget what happened, even telling us that we should apologize – these are the same tactics of abusers. I’m a survivor of sexual assault. And I haven’t told many people that in my life. But when we go through trauma, trauma compounds on each other.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Last month, the congresswoman spoke about her fear on the day of the Capitol attack that her Republican colleagues may divulge her location to the mob, putting her at risk of being kidnapped, or worse. At the time, she said she had experienced “a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die” that day but hadn’t gone into much detail for security reasons.

Today’s read is from one of my favorites, Christine Flowers who practices immigration law. Here’s an excerpt:

But those who really do care about the victims of abuse should be up in arms, angered that this woman is trying to use her own assault as a hammer to come down on her political enemies. In tying her assault and the PTSD it triggered to being at the Capitol on the day of the riot, Ocasio-Cortez is trying to paint all of the people in the GOP as rapists. It’s as simple as that.

Read her entire column here.

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