Congressional Jerks Mansplain All Over Janet Yellen


Sometimes people show their true selves without realizing it and this week that award goes to Congress, specifically Reps Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Bill Huizenga (R-Mich). The men asked many silly questions of the first female Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, then repeatedly cut her off before she could answer.

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You can watch a jump cut of their blatantly rude antics over at the Huffington Post, where writer Michael McAuliff also points out that Yellen’s monetary policy is much the same as her predecessor Ben Bernanke, who the Congressmen treated with great deference and respect. That said, it’s not as if the Congressmen are exactly digesting new information. But when that news is coming from a woman, it’s just so hard to hear through all of that male privilege and self-importance!

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