Texas Official Calls AOC a Bimbo
The jerks just don't go away, do they!
"A Texas city council member has apologized after calling Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “bimbo.”
Scott Dunn, a city council member in Richardson, TX, a suburb of Dallas, responded to one of Ocasio-Cortez’s tweets, using his personal account to write, “The embarrassment is to have bimbos like you with nothing between your ear." Yeah, he forgot the s in ears.
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The fact that it is a blatantly sexist insult is troubling, but not exactly surprising. A quick Twitter search of “Alexandria Ocasio Cortez” and “bimbo” reveals several accounts (many of whom appear to be white, right-leaning men) who refer to Ocasio-Cortez as a “bimbo” in response to her calls for fighting climate change to simply existing and expressing a political voice.
Dunn’s tweet quickly garnered backlash. Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker condemned Dunn’s tweet in a statement, writing that the tweet was “not one befitting an elected representative of our diverse and multifaceted community.”
Dunn issued a standard-issue “I’m sorry you were offended” apology on his Facebook page, which is no longer accessible to the public.
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It is far from the first time Ocasio-Cortez has faced right-wing sexism in her political career. In January, a Twitter account that appeared to be affiliated with QAnon, a right-wing conspiracy group, posted a video of her participating in a viral dance meme while in a college in an attempt to smear her legitimacy as a congresswoman. (It didn’t work.) Ocasio-Cortez has also been the subject of shaming and rumors regarding her clothes, her smiles (or lack thereof), and the fact that she happens to be a young Puerto Rican woman in Congress.
Ocasio-Cortez has yet to respond to Dunn’s statement, likely due to the fact she has much more important things to deal with. But, based on her past Twitter owns, chances are good she could eviscerate him...if she feels like it."
I doubt if Dunn registers with Ocasio-Cortez as little more than an irritating mosquito, but it is still aggravating that women in public are picked on, as women, by jerks like the male city council member.