I’m Not Emotional. I’m Passionate, Rashida Tlaib
Rashida Tlaib calls out the sexism she faces as a female politician when her passion is mistaken for being “emotional.”
RASHIDA TLAIB: I've been told, oh, Rashida, you're so emotional. And you know, I tell them it's passion. It's because I care. I get really frustrated and angry when I feel like I'm not being heard because I'm a woman. I'm saying to my leadership team this is an important issue to these groups. And they're saying, well let's check into it, as if I need to be double checked.
But they don't do the same thing to my male colleagues in those calls. Those are things that frustrate me. But I'm not going to go anywhere. I'm going to keep fighting it and remind them that, you know, I'm equally a member and should be equally trusted and equally valued in my opinion. Many of them don't even know they're doing it. That's what's even more absurd and scary, is they don't even know they're doing it.