House Oversight Hearing On Gun Violence Epidemic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) announced Friday that she was getting her nails done as an “act of reclamation” following last week’s 6-3 Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — which resulted in a 5-4 decision overturning landmark abortion cases Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey .
In a video shared via Instagram stories, Ocasio-Cortez told her followers that it was important to remember that no act of resistance was too small to matter — and then used her imminent manicure appointment as an example of something she intended to view as a “personal act of reclamation.” . @AOC says she is getting her nails done as an act of “resistance” post-Dobbs. pic.twitter.com/jqFA1PyhJk
— John Gage (@johnrobertgage) July 2, 2022 “Hello, everybody. Happy Friday,” Ocasio-Cortez began, removing her sunglasses. “And I say ‘happy’ because joy too can be an act of resistance.”
“Um, I want to talk about personal acts of reclamation,” she continued, going on to argue that the little things she did could be emblematic of the larger picture, of a move to “reclaim” lost power and autonomy. “Because sometimes people will say, ‘there’s nothing I can […]
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