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All Treated Like People: Caturday Weekend Jam (In Memoriam) OT

Rep AOC’s Full Remarks on the House Floor in regard to YoHo the Yahoo’s venal but expected and dominant-culture normalized behavior toward her on the Capitol steps

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How the NYT Made It Worse

by overemphasizing her repetition of his vulgarities and also minimizing the fact that the obscenities were originally his words

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Other media made it “even worser” by characterizing her speech against bullying and the normalizing of oppression as “brand-building”, but refusing to characterize HIS oppressive and abusive verbal assault as such, when just about anyone currently alive in the U.S. has had that kind of sociopathic boss and the presence of the putrefying narcissists in and around the White House have not only further normalized that behavior but also celebrated it.

Hence so much of the squawking I do around “invisibilizing oppressive norms” and how antithetical that is to democracy … and how the passive observation and denial (such as what we witnesses from his other BroDudes in the Republican party when they all stood silent after YoHo the Yahoo had been abusive in public and let the media further minimize his odious behavior and cynically twist hers when she was pushing back against oppression in a culture suffused with the invisible expectation that the norm is that people who are not white men should just accept such abusive behavior silently) further corrodes the ability of all people to maximize opportunity and move society forward

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Thread with critical commentary

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Some of what felt to me like the most trenchant quotes WRT our ongoing discussion on, as Zerlina Maxwell and Marisa Theresa Kumar summarize it: “WOMEN BEING TREATED LIKE PEOPLE”

Oh, you know, wait, nm – we actually have synopses from both the author and Clint Smith

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AOC – or, rather, YoHo the Yahoo – has jumpstarted a conversation we have been having for some time in some parts of the culture. In the face of forces attempting to oppress, suppress, push back, and change nothing, in order to get the culture to shift, we must commit to continuing the conversation

Tiffany Cross Levels Levell #CrossTalk on #AMJoy

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Ava Duvernay – Director of 13th - on Colbert

 

Dreams – Post Malone covers Fleetwood Mac

(RIP Peter Green)

 

Proud Family – Solange featuring Destiny’s Child

 

Freedom – Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar

 

Stand Up For Something – Andra Day featuring Common

 

Cool People – Chloe & Halle

 

And Now For Something Completely Different

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