Maia Niguel Hoskin in Forbes –
Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Republican congressmen Ted Yoho and Roger Williams made headline news when Ocasio-Cortez accused Yoho of using a vulgar and misogynist insult while reprimanding her during a confrontation on the steps of the Capitol as Williams stood aside and said nothing. Although Yoho denied some of Ocasio-Cortez’s claims – of which a reporter from The Hill witnessed and confirmed her statement as she described – the incident speaks to what some argue is a malignancy woven into America’s tapestry — sexism and misogyny.
This is especially true for women of color who, for generations, have endured sitting at the intersection of both racism and sexism. So much so that not even an esteemed member of congress can escape overtly misogynist violence.