AOC Defends Using the Phrase 'Menstruating People': ‘Not Just Women' Can Menstruate

AOC Defends Using the Phrase 'Menstruating People': ‘Not Just Women' Can Menstruate


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Wednesday asserted that more than just “women” can menstruate, defending her use of the term “menstruating people.”

“Not just women! Trans men & non-binary people can also menstruate,” Ocasio-Cortez exclaimed, defending her use of the term.

“Some women also *don’t* menstruate for many reasons, including surviving cancer that required a hysterectomy,” she continued.

“GOP mad at this are protecting the patriarchal idea that women are most valuable as uterus holders,” the New York lawmaker added, continuing to tell people to “grow up” because “trans, two-spirit, and non-binary people have always existed and will always exist”:

https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1435674825557749763

Ocasio-Cortez is far from the only high-profile figure purportedly devoted to “science” to use broad terms to refer to female-only functions, such as menstruating or becoming pregnant.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for example, provided an update for coronavirus vaccinations for pregnant women

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