'They hate women of color': AOC states her time Congress made her realize she can NEVER be president

AOC stated that her time with Congress and their current way of dealing with women has made her realize that not everyone could grow up to be president

'They hate women of color': AOC states her time Congress made her realize she can NEVER be president
Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also opened up about how hard it is to be yourself in politics (@GQMagazine/Twitter)
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) got candid in her recent interview as she addressed her sexual assault incident, political power, and whether she would ever run for president. As far as her political career is considered, even though it's fairly new, she has received a lot of flack since the day she was sprung into the eyes of the public. While the 32-year-old politician has had her pivotal moments in her time with Congress, she spoke out about how misogyny exists "left, right, center," and that "they hate women of color."

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The Democratic Rep talked about politics with GQ in a cover story published on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. The publication defines her as "A certified celebrity," and states that she is "arguably more famous than any other person in American politics without the last name Obama or Trump." During the interview, AOC stated that her time with Congress and their current way of dealing with women has made her realize that not everyone could grow up to be president. She said, "Sometimes little girls will say, 'Oh, I want you to be president', or things like that. It's very difficult for me to talk about because it provokes a lot of inner conflict in that I never want to tell a little girl what she can't do. And I don't want to tell young people what is not possible. I've never been in the business of doing that. But at the same time…"

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She continued, "I hold two contradictory things [in mind] at the same time. One is just the relentless belief that anything is possible. But at the same time, my experience here has given me a front-row seat to how deeply and unconsciously, as well as consciously, so many people in this country hate women. And they hate women of color. People ask me questions about the future. And realistically, I can't even tell you if I'm going to be alive in September. And that weighs very heavily on me. And it's not just the right wing. Misogyny transcends political ideology, left, right, center."

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"This grip of patriarchy affects all of us, not just women; men, as I mentioned before, but also, ideologically, there’s an extraordinary lack of self-awareness in so many places. And so those are two very conflicting things. I admit to sometimes believing that I live in a country that would never let that happen," she added.

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a news conference at the 'Get Out the Vote' rally on February 12, 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) alongside candidates Jessica Cisneros and Greg Casar gathered and rallied with supporters ahead of the Democratic March primaries.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a news conference at the 'Get Out the Vote' rally on February 12, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

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AOC also opened up about how hard it is to be yourself in politics. She said, "The moment you start being yourself, they kind of freak out. I think it causes a conflict within them that they didn't even anticipate. It’s not even a deception. It's just, they uncover insecurities that they didn't know were there."

The magazine also called her "The political voice of a generation—and a cultural star whose power transcends politics." 

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Often branded as the outspoken leftist, AOC went on to become a part of "the Squad" with like-minded leftists soon after joining Congress. The former bar worker made headlines overnight and impressed everyone with her victory as she defeated the already-presumed winner Joe Crowley, who had his supporters too deep into the game. She was elected to Congress in 2018, and all this talk of her running for president comes after some people from the left began talking about her as a future leader of the movement and a possible presidential candidate.

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