Passion and the Patriarchy, a Dangerous Cocktail

Yoho called AOC out of her name, and we all can draw strength from her clapback

Screencap of AOC addressing Yoho’s remarks.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds to remarks made by Representative Ted Yoho. Photo: House Television/Associated Press

If we don’t make it a point to haul every bad actor to the front of the room and admonish them and hold them accountable for their behavior, the toxicity doesn’t only persist, it grows like wildfire.

is the host of #WokeAF & #PMMood & co-host of the podcast #democracyish. She covers all the news and happenings at the intersection of politics and pop culture.

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