A ton of Conservative women took to Twitter to attack Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after she ducked out of a debate with Ben Shapiro.
And once again a so-called “progressive” has given more ammo to the false stereotype that women are weak and fragile https://t.co/xIu6kDqKDj
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) August 10, 2018
Crying sexism in order to avoid a debate of ideas is not a feminism I want any part of.
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) August 10, 2018
Huh? I’ve heard a lot of things about @benshapiro. But I am pretty sure he’s never been accused of “catcalling” in his entire life.
Come on @Ocasio2018. You can give a better answer than a cheap shot Ben is being sexist for requesting a debate. https://t.co/9kH7PDaq7V
— Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) August 10, 2018
Okay fine @Ocasio2018, if you won’t debate @benshapiro because he’s a man (and because he would destroy you intellectually) how about a debate with me? https://t.co/y4m2mkLbVt
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) August 10, 2018
It’s not about “owing” a response. It’s about stepping up to the plate and defending your platform against someone who doesn’t agree with you. If by “bad intentions,” you mean @benshapiro wants to have a civil debate, then sure. How evil. https://t.co/ulb5L7HAYm
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) August 10, 2018
Here is what Cortez said:
Just like catcalling, I don’t owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions.
And also like catcalling, for some reason they feel entitled to one. pic.twitter.com/rsD17Oq9qe
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) August 10, 2018