Shaming Ocasio-Cortez for her clothes is a classic ruse to deflect attention from real issues


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/16/shaming-ocasio-cortez-for-her.html


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Shaming is one thing but I think “How are you framing yourself as someone with financial challenges while wearing very expensive suits?” is a reasonable question to ask a politician. She has answered the questions about the clothes so that’s now resolved. In general though hypocrisy and potential hypocrisy is the kind of thing that should be questioned, just, you know, in less of a dickish way.


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Do they ever talk about a male congressperson’s clothes?


#5

^ this. Hint: No.


#6

Thanks


#7

“Master Persuaders,” he writes, “move your energy to the topics that help them, independent of facts and reason.”

And for modern movement conservatism, it’s usually a racist argument about “undeserving” minority people supposedly living above their assigned station at the expense of white Americans. This meme is a direct descendant of Reagan’s Cadillac-driving welfare queen and the “young buck” buying steaks with food stamps.

Fortunately, Ocasio-Cortez’s comebacks on Twitter are awesome, and seemed to have shut up some of the propagandists.

They really are funny and almost make up for the initial awfulness. This Scarry troll also seems to have a penchant for photographing women without their knowledge:


#8

Generally, no.

However, recall the nonsense over Bernie’s coat a few years ago. Apparently socialists are supposed to wear sackcloth and ashes.

(Edit: corrected link)


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“Hypocrisy” would be, like, banning abortions while secretly arranging them for one’s own family.

What Ocasio-Cortez is being accused of is violating sumptuary law.


#10

For the record: Scott Adams is an insane prick.


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Not ever, that I can recall.

Also consignment shops and and bargain shopping are a thing; but as he’s a pretentious person of privilege, it does not surprise me that someone like Eddie Scarry doesn’t know about them.

Not everyone who is poor looks poor; there’s an art to ‘getting by,’ even on barely any resources.


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And, of course, not drive $172k sports cars.

Not him, of course, but it’s always good for a laugh.


#13

Damnit. I had put Scott Adams out of my mind when I made up my mind to stop hate clicking on twitter accounts of assholes to see what they were up to.

Now I remember that this shitbird exists. Balls.


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Which of course is never asked of men.


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Not just hers. In response to @eScarry is this chef’s-kiss worthy entry:


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Remember that time Obama had the audacity to wear a tan suit? Believe me, they remember.


#17

I’d call him a Lowly Worm, but that would be an insult to the Richard Scarry character.


#18

It’s not just clothes, either. I find the comments about level of attractiveness and weight to be even worse. Those seem to be the most common topics posted about successful women in an attempt to demean them.


#19

dany-this


#20

Because we almost never have any politician who isn’t very obviously wealthy. We certainly should have been asking how Carson got his expensive furniture and I think many politicians have had their travel expenses questioned.