Critics Hold Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to a Double-Standard

 
 
 

 In a recent analysis by Vox, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is reportedly being held to unreasonable standards by her conservative critics. Many commentators, such as the Washington Post’s Glenn Klesser, have notably undermined the maturity of Ocasio-Cortez by citing false claims she has made on a range of political issues. Other writers have suggested that she might need to build more experience before coming to Washington. However, her resumes lines up with those of many male politicians in her same place. This double standard proves the existing point that women are constantly held under a microscope regarding both their appearance and credibility.

 

For Further Reading:

If you’d like to read more about how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been breaking political standards in the past months, click here.

 

Discussion Question:

What female rights issues do you think Ocasio-Cortez will fight for in Washington?

 

Action Item:

If you’d like to see Ocasio-Cortez make liberal waves in her district, you can register to vote here. Simply voting for progressive candidates can make a big difference for women who need change in our society.

 

 

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