Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) weighed in on the Texas “heartbeat” law, which effectively bans abortions after fetal cardiac activity can be detected (around the sixth week of pregnancy), calling the measure an example of “rape culture” and an attack on “menstruating people” — a “woke” term for biological women.
Appearing on Anderson Cooper’s CNN’s program Tuesday night, Ocasio-Cortez first suggested that Texas governor Greg Abbott was “deeply ignorant” of female anatomy and reproductive processes and that the law was emblematic of “rape culture” — a theory that men have a need to control women and express that through actions and laws affecting women’s reproductive choices.
Ocasio-Cortez, though, despite her apparent belief that Abbott’s law harmed women could not bring herself to use the term “women,” instead, dancing around the “transphobic” concept of immutable biological sex by using the term “menstruating persons.”
“I don’t know if he is familiar with a menstruating person’s body. In fact, I do know that he’s not familiar