In the clip below, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is talking about Ted Yoho and other men who seem to think it is acceptable to speak to women in a disrespectable manner.  This is not about politics; this is about humans treating other humans in a dignified manner. She puts her points across very eloquently.

People like Yoho treat other people in a way they would not like to be treated themselves. They treat people in a derogatory manner because they can get away with it. I had not heard of Yoho until now and I would not like to listen to any of his opinions, not because of his political stance, but because he is a disrespectful man.

I have always viewed rich or famous people with the philosophy “Would I like to stand in a bar chatting to them?” If the answer is “No”, it is usually because I do not think much of their character. If I had an opportunity to meet the leaders of certain countries, no names mentioned, I would turn it down, because there is no room in my life for liars, ever.

I have interacted with people from all walks of life, but without mutual respect, there would be no amicable interaction. Good manners go a long way. There is no shortage of people in the world, who consider themselves, to be superior to other people. In my mind they are the inferior ones, because anyone who is biased towards another human because of their gender, their colour, their nationality or their financial status, is poor in character and personality.

 

See also:

Julia Gillard misogyny speech voted most unforgettable Australian TV moment

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