Rep. Pramila Jayapal Takes Sexist Arrows And Fights Back


Rep. Pramila Jayapal takes sexist arrows and fights back

She’s naive. A “young lady” who “doesn’t know a damn thing what she’s talking about.” And she needs to “learn how to read.” 
Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a freshman Democrat from Washington, has heard all three of these condescending remarks from male GOP colleagues since arriving in Congress — but she hasn’t backed down from any of them.  
Instead, Jayapal has drawn attention for hitting back at the dismissals, which she says reek of sexism and must be confronted. 
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“It’s really a culture,” the 52-year-old lawmaker told The Hill in a recent interview.

While she says …

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