Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez disdainfully tweeted an Economist video suggesting that female empowerment is depriving men of sex – Business Insider

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez disdainfully tweeted an Economist video suggesting that female empowerment is depriving men of sex - Business Insider

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compares GOP to Dwight Schrute

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has slammed The Economist for running a magazine story suggesting that millennials were having less sex because of female empowerment.

The 29-year-old freshman congresswoman tweeted in response to The Economists video of the story on Sunday evening.

“If you think your celibacy is due to female empowerment, maybe its because far too many people relied on the disempowerment + silence of women to not be celibate in the first place,” she said.

I don’t think that Ocasio-Cortez is one of the great wits of our age and I don’t think she was being sarcastic. I think she is engaging in simple motte-and-bailey arguing. Make an outlandish claim, get called on it, then retreat to easily defensible territory. Hey, I don’t really think we have only 12 years to save the planet. I’m just saying climate change is a serious problem that we should be dealing with. So? If there’s no gigantic planet-on-fire emergency I guess we don’t need emergency policies like the Green New Deal. Ocasio-Cortez is undercutting herself yet again. She also seems to be inviting people not to believe any proposal she offers in the future because you never know when she’s going to say, That was just dry humor again.

In an article published earlier this month, titled “No sex please, were millennials,” The Economist cited data that 23% of Americans ages 18 to 29 last year reported having no sex in the past 12 months.

“The country, the constitution. I don't think anybody truly believes switching to socialism is going to bridge that gap,” he said. “But I do think it's a conversation that we need to have because income inequality leads to social disruption and the biggest risk to this… country and the biggest risk to all businesses… is violence and you know that's what we want to solve. The question is how do we do it?”

The magazine attributed the changes to the accessibility of free porn on smartphones, people prioritizing careers over romance, and increased female empowerment in sexual politics.

It tied the final point to changes since women increasingly started speaking up about sexual misconduct after the #MeToo movement took Hollywood and politics by storm almost two years ago.

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Another country notably facing an abstinence problem — which The Economist also discussed — is Japan, which analysts say is a “demographic time bomb.”

“While a lot of people can hide that their grandparents did that in the civil rights movement, you should also know that the internet documents everything and your grandchildren will not be able to hide the fact that you fought against acknowledging and taking bold actions on climate change,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “People who are trying to mock and delay this moment, I mean—I just feel bad for you. I just pity you for your role in history right now.”

Japan is grappling with an aging population and labor market, while young people are getting married less and having less sex.

“They would hold up these bigoted signs and they would hold up signs that said things like What about white rights? and all of this stuff in the 1950s and 1960s, so just know that in the present day there are a lot of people who hide the fact that their families and that their grandparents fought against principles of equal rights in the United States, not 100 years ago, not 80 years ago, but in this generations lifetime,” said the elected rep.

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The country also has half a million “hikikomori,” a Japanese term referring to people suffering from a psychological condition that causes them to shut themselves at home and avoid social contact.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., compared the Republican Party to one of the most well-known television characters over the last decade: Dwight Schrute from NBC’s “The Office.”

Its the idea that if you choose to have any expense beyond mere animalistic survival — an iced coffee, a cab after a 18hr shift on your feet — you deserve suffering, eviction, or skipped medicine, Ocasio-Cortez wrote, explaining to her 4.2 million Twitter followers why it was such a bad tweet.

Ocasio-Cortez likened the GOP to the character because the party has a “technique” to take “dry humor” and “sarcasm” literally and fact check it, she tweeted Sunday.

“This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and 'fact check” it,' the freshman Congresswoman tweeted. Like the ‘world ending in 12 years’ thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal. But the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows.”

"Credit card debt destroys people," Carlson argued. "High interest rates exploit the weak. Banks, meanwhile, can borrow money from the Federal Reserve at 3 percent interest,” Carlson said. “Do the math. It’s a very good business.”

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“When we say ‘tax the rich,’ we mean nesting-doll yacht rich. For-profit prison rich. Betsy DeVos, student-loan-shark rich,” she tweeted, adding “Because THAT kind of rich is simply not good for society, & it’s like 10 people.”

Ocasio-Cortez responded, by quoting his tweet and offering some insights of her own regarding the GOP. She explained that the party and its supporters employ a “technique” to take “dry humor + sarcasm literally and ‘fact check’ it” regarding her claims. She also compared Republicans’ intelligence to “sea sponges” and “Dwight from the Office.”


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