Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley took to the House of Representatives floor on Wednesday where she claimed women in the United States were “not fully free.”
They are “still shacked,” she claimed.
Pressley went on to claim that women suffer from “pregnancy discrimination, discrimination in the criminal legal system… and inadequate healthcare access.”
“But this isn’t an accident,” the Massachusetts Democrat continued. “The American Constitution is sexist by its very design.”
“This country’s laws have treated us like second-class citizens, depriving us of the right to vote, enter most jobs, and to own property,” she continued. “While some of these injustices may cease to exist, we still face tremendous barriers to our full participation in society.”
Rep. @AyannaPressley: "The year is now 2020, and here we women are still in so many ways not fully free, still shackled.”
“We face pregnancy discrimination, discrimination in the criminal legal system … But this isn’t an accident,” U.S. is “sexist by its very design" pic.twitter.com/EduOUz4YWF
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 13, 2020
Confused? So were many of the people who responded to her comments online. Take a look at some of these responses via Twitchy:
I am a woman in 2020 and I am fully free. Stop making us into perpetual victims. https://t.co/cXQxARVnIk
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) February 13, 2020
Says the woman who sits in Congress. 🙄
— Colleen Page (@colleenp55) February 13, 2020
Always the victim.
— Oh Good Grief stop it. 🇺🇸👠⛱⚓️ (@YupItsMeElaine) February 13, 2020
— rebel millennial (@patriotic_giant) February 13, 2020
56% of college students are women, 50.5 % of medical students are women, over 51% of law students are women.
— GB (@GBtablereads) February 13, 2020
Shackled by what? By who? …or is it whom? Pregnancy discrimination? As in only women can get pregnant? How oppressive. Does anyone take this garbage seriously?
— 🌶️ Señor Jalapeño 🌶️ (@ScottJJttocS) February 13, 2020
JFC. These people.
— klarson (@kglarson) February 13, 2020
I’m a woman. I am not shackled. I am so tired of the squad telling everyone they are victims. The squad wants everyone to believe their victim mentality. Take personal responsibility and help yourself! We are not victims!
— Diane 🇺🇸🌺 (@DianeNoMoreLies) February 13, 2020
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Wtf is pregnancy discrimination
— baBOOM (@BigRedDRUHMyo) February 13, 2020