Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mentioned not solely girls menstruate, but additionally trans males and nonbinary folks, responding to an earlier remark she made referring to “menstruating folks.”
“Trans males & non-binary folks also can menstruate,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, together with a screenshot of a Day by day Mail headline that mentioned: “AOC calls girls ‘menstruating folks’ whereas explaining the feminine physique.”
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“Some girls additionally *don’t* menstruate for a lot of causes, together with surviving most cancers that required a hysterectomy. GOP mad at this are defending the patriarchal concept that ladies are Most worthy as uterus holders,” the New York Democrat continued.
Not simply girls! Trans males & non-binary folks also can menstruate.
Some girls additionally *don’t* menstruate for a lot of causes, together with surviving most cancers that required a hysterectomy.
GOP mad at this are defending the patriarchal concept that ladies are Most worthy as uterus holders. pic.twitter.com/BJovcw1qPa
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 8, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez referred to “menstruating folks” throughout a CNN interview discussing a restrictive Texas regulation that blocks abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
“I do not know if he’s acquainted with a menstruating particular person’s physique. In reality, I do know that he isn’t acquainted with a girl , with a feminine, or menstruating particular person’s physique,” she mentioned of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. “He speaks from such a spot of deep ignorance, and it isn’t simply ignorance. It is ignorance that is hurting folks.”
Ocasio-Cortez strongly criticized the brand new Texas regulation that bans abortions after six weeks of being pregnant with out rape and incest exceptions. The Supreme Courtroom declined to dam the laws final week.
“I am sorry we’ve to interrupt down Biology 101 on nationwide tv, however in case nobody has knowledgeable him earlier than in our life, in his life, six weeks pregnant means two weeks late on your interval,” she mentioned. “Two weeks late in your interval for any particular person, any particular person with a menstrual cycle can occur when you’re pressured, in case your food plan adjustments, or for actually no motive in any respect. So you do not have six weeks.”