Dr Olivarius quoted in The Washington Post

The Washington Post published an article about US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s reaction to being called “sullen” at the State of the Union address. Ocasio-Cortez responded, “Why should I be ‘spirited and warm’ for this embarrassment of a #SOTU? Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future.”

Dr Olivarius responded on Twitter, “Notice how women are constantly asked to smile. To put others at their ease. To appease. To smooth out our jagged edges, to blunt our rage, and, crucially, always make sure everyone else comfortable. And what does it get us?”