Essay: AOC the Disruptor

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman elected to the U.S. Congress. And it shows! It shows in the way she refuses to put up and shut up. 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. It shows in the way she refuses to put a “brave” face on the terrorist attack on the Capitol incited by Donald Trump and which she and other politicians narrowly survived.

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