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.
“It’s really a culture,” the 52-year-old lawmaker told The Hill in a recent interview.
While she says …