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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:27 PM

 

Is Andrew Yang 2020's Unlikeliest Feminist Truth Teller?

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For much of the 2020 race, Yang was a virtual unknown in a crowded field; he’s never held an elected position, and the position he talks about with the most passion isn’t health care or student debt, but universal basic income—which, he maintains, could help deal with problems like health care and student debt.

Yang believes that advancements in AI will eliminate entire swaths of the American workforce. To cope with the destabilization, he wants to put a little cash in people’s pockets each month—no strings attached. Yang is an optimist about human nature and a realist about the issues we all face. Hence, the “men can be morons” quip.

Sure, the line shouldn’t be that impressive. But in the context of a presidential debate, the admission that groups of men left alone in rooms can and do wreak havoc on the world (and the women) around them felt momentous.

A few weeks later, I called Yang to talk about it as he was driving around rural South Carolina and I was heading from Palm Springs to Los Angeles. We chatted about feminism, tech, child care, reproductive health care, and, as Yang put it, a lot of “bullshit, frankly.”
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https://www.glamour.com/story/andrew-yang-interview-sexism-feminist


Great interview from Molly Jong-Fast!
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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:35 PM

1. I like that Yang is also more focused on issues than other candidates

 

Perhaps that's a privilege of not really having a snowball's chance in hell, but I'm in his corner for exactly that reason- there is stuff coming down the pike that will be such a radical change that our Republic had damned well better prepare now.

I think he'd make a damned good Sec of Labor, Commerce, or Education.
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Wed Jan 15, 2020, 01:35 PM

2. I have a rather conservative female friend who probably voted for Trump who thinks

 

Yang is the second coming. She is gaga over the guy.
Go figure.
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Response to randr (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:47 PM

3. How do you mean?

 

Is it surprising because he's pro-choice and speaks up about how women are treated - two things you wouldn't expect republicans to find appealing in a candidate?
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Response to redqueen (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 03:25 PM

4. She is a CPA and loves his economics

 

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Response to randr (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 03:45 PM

5. Aha, I was wondering what the 'go figure' part was about.

 

I love his economics too
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