# Advocates for Gender Equality
24 Jul 2020
In a speech on the House floor, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said
Mr. Yoho mentioned that he has a wife and two daughters, I am two years younger than Mr. Yoho’s youngest daughter. I am someone’s daughter too. My father, thankfully, is not alive to see how Mr Yoho treated his daughter. I am here because I have to show my parents that I am their daughter and that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men. When you do that to any woman, what Mr. Yoho did was give permission to other men to do that to his daughter. In using that language, in front of the press, he gave permission to use that language against his wife, his daughters, women in his community, and I am here to stand up to say that is not acceptable.
This user contribution was reformatted and added to the record of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's views on 12 Jul 2022.