Boston’s so-called “straight pride” has come and gone, drawing a crowd of around 200 and featuring such catchy sign slogans as “Make Normalcy Normal Again” and “Straight Lives Matter.”
Largely absent from the group, however, was a fairly large demographic of straight people: women.
To that point, US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had an astute observation.
“For men who are allegedly so ‘proud’ of being straight,” she wrote on Twitter, “they seem to show real incompetence at attracting women to their event.”
“Seems more like a ‘I-Struggle-With-Masculinity’ parade to me.”
“Hope they grow enough over the next year to support / join LGBTQ fam next Pride!”
We won’t hold our breath on that.
Her tweet struck a chord. It was shared over 26K times and liked by 150K+:
For men who are allegedly so “proud” of being straight, they seem to show real incompetence at attracting women to their event.
Seems more like a “I-Struggle-With-Masculinity” parade to me. ?????
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 31, 2019
This isn’t the first pithy dig Ocasio-Cortez has fired off at the eye-roll inducing event.
When it was announced in June, she pondered an even more absurd scenario than “straight pride” itself, asking:
“Will ‘Straight Pride’ be a Freaky Friday type situation where all of our history books, movies, stories, media, news, etc feature mostly LGBTQ+ people & perspectives? Will people have to come out as straight?”
Will “Straight Pride” be a Freaky Friday type situation where all of our history books, movies, stories, media, news, etc feature mostly LGBTQ+ people & perspectives?
Will people have to come out as straight?
What would folks march in? Socks w/ sandals on? Dad jeans? https://t.co/7SUiWHWRMd
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 5, 2019
Of course, nobody can beat this woman’s viral response to straight pride. She still wins in our book.