Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) turned around for the camera Monday night at the $35,000-per-ticket Met gala, showing off the slogan “tax the rich” emblazoned on her back and behind as she flashed her gown with other celebrities.
The Internet erupted in outrage at the obvious hypocrisy — or was it brilliant satire? — of AOC’s fashion statement. But relatively few noted what was an unusual moment of sexual liberation in the #metoo era: an attractive woman invited America to discuss her behind.
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That might not be what AOC intended — or what she would say she intended. She talked about the dress as an effort to break through as a “working class woman of color at the Met.”
No doubt, she would resist the