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Ocasio-Cortez Accuses Trump of Sexism for Calling Her AOC

Radical Democrat demands to be called 'Congresswoman' during outburst

 on 24th October 2020 @ 1.00am
ocasio cortez attacked trump for calling her aoc during thursday night s debate © press
Ocasio-Cortez attacked Trump for calling her AOC during Thursday night's debate

Radical Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has lashed out at Donald Trump, accusing the president of sexism for calling her "AOC."

AOC was responding to President Trump mentioning her so-called "AOC Plus 3 Squad" of House lawmakers during Thursday's night's final presidential debate.

Ocasio-Cortez appeared angered by the president referring to her by her initials, as she is commonly known: AOC.

According to the congresswoman, however, fellow government officials should not utter that phrase, claiming it's a "nickname."

In a tweet following the debate, the socialist representative implied that the POTUS and other Republicans are sexist if they do not refer to her by her official government title.

“I wonder if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consistently call women members of Congress by nicknames or first names while using titles & last names when referring to men of = stature,” she tweeted.

president trump accused joe biden of being a puppet for aoc s radical wing of the democrats © press
President Trump accused Joe Biden of being a puppet for AOC's radical wing of the Democrats

"Women notice. It conveys a lot," AOC added.

“AOC is a name given to me by community & the people.

"Y’all can call me AOC,” she continued.

"Government colleagues referring to each other in a public or professional context (aka who don’t know me like that) should refer to their peers as ‘Congresswoman,’ ‘Representative,’ etc. Basic respect 101."

Responses to the congresswoman’s tweet were mixed, conservatives pointing out the difference between nicknames and initials and noting that Trump frequently refers to men with more personal names, as well — including calling Joe Biden simply “Joe” — while progressives came to Ocasio-Cortez’s defense.

president trump mentioned the so called © press
President Trump mentioned the so-called

"AOC is not a nickname, they’re your initials. JFK is also not a nickname” tweeted Lauren Chen.

"The FBI, again, is not a nickname.

"You can maybe say that Trump should’ve still used your official title, but Obama was also referenced sans title, and you don’t see him whining about it on Twitter…" 

“As a fellow three-namer. Its just easier to say. You’re not special. Calm down,” tweeted Chad Felix Greene.

“He called Joe Biden ‘Joe.’ Get over yourself,” tweeted Daily Wire podcast host Michael Knowles. 

Some progressives came to the congresswoman’s defense.

“Studies have found that people are more than twice as likely to call male professionals by their last name, compared with female professionals, who are often called by their first name,” tweeted writer Simon Hedlin.

"This bias is so strong that people do this even when they refer to fictional men and women

“Besides being a sign of respect, why does it matter that women also be called by their last name?

"Because research shows that it has an impact on professional outcomes,” he added.

"For example, people are more likely to think that someone who is called by their last name deserves an award."

“This man noticed too. It’s a defense mechanism,” tweeted one user.

"He’s intimidated by women who are smarter than he is, aka women.

"You’re way smarter than he is, so he has to use insulting modifiers to comfort himself."

“Lmao you live rent free in Trump’s head constantly,” responded another.

"He knows you are a threat.

"He knows the future is the working parties family.

"You’re going to be our president one day, and I can’t wait."

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