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‘Not Just Women!’: AOC Seeks To Clarify ‘Menstruating Person’ Remark

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) responds to critics who mocked her for using the phrase “menstruating person.”

In a tweet Wednesday night, the New York congresswoman shared a screenshot of a Daily Mail headline that read, “AOC describes women’s bodies as ‘menstruating women.'”

“Not just women! Trans men and non-binary men can menstruate, too,” she wrote. “Some women* also don’t menstruate for a variety of reasons, including cancer survivors requiring hysterectomies.” Is. “

“The GOP’s outrage here is protecting the patriarchal idea that women are paramount as owners of the womb,” he continued.

Finally, Ocasio-Cortez said, “Trans, two-spirit, and non-binary people have always existed and always will. People can be angry about it if they want, or they can grow up.”

The New York congresswoman’s tweet came as conservatives mocked her for comments she made during an appearance on CNN.

On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez responded to a question from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) about the state’s new abortion law and its lack of exemptions for rape or rape cases. reacted.

Abbott replied. “That said, however, we have made one thing very clear. Rape is a crime, and Texas will work tirelessly to ensure that we aggressively remove all rapists from Texas streets. But go out and arrest them and prosecute them and hit the streets.”

Ocasio-Cortez said, “I don’t know if he’s familiar with the body of a menstruating person. In fact, I know he’s not familiar with the body of a woman or a menstruating man.”

“Because if he did, he’d know you’re not six weeks pregnant. … Six weeks pregnant means two weeks late in your period. And for someone with a period, two weeks late in your period.” “There can be a week delay if you’re agitated, if your diet changes, or really, for no reason at all. So you don’t have six weeks,” she added.

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