Georgia’s male Republican lawmakers have faced backlash on social media from their female colleagues after publicly mocking rapper Cardi B’s “behind” during a debate in the State House.
On Monday, Kasey Carpenter, spoke about a bill on legislation on anesthesia in which he said, to everyone’s laughter: “Isn’t it true that this bill will provide security measures to ensure that Cardi B’s posterior implants will be safe and provide a lifetime of effectiveness? ”
Lee Hawkins, chairman of the home’s health and social services committee, responded, “You promised me you wouldn’t get into this loot bill. But yes, it does offer protection for any type of outpatient procedure. ”
Following the debate, several Georgia Democratic representatives posted online alleged histories of “sexist” comments by their male colleagues.
Kim Schofield, a representative of the Democratic state, tweeted that she was “appalled”.
Ms. Schofield added: “Women in the Georgia legislature have suffered multiple sexist public comments in the House. Today was the climax. Rep. Kasey Carpenter asked how a bill would affect the @iamcardib implants on her back. Disagree! ”
Shelly Hutchinson, Democratic Representative and Social Worker, tweeted: “Women in the Georgia Legislature have suffered multiple sexist public comments in the House.”
“In which universe is this correct?” Said Democratic Representative Renitta Shannon.
Dr Jasmine Clark, another Georgian Democrat at home, tweeted: “If the fight against voter suppression and other bills was not enough, we also have to endure penile jokes, geriatric pornography jokes and parliamentary investigations into Cardi B’s butt. , I am tired.
Carpenter, who has yet to comment, is a restaurateur who was first elected in 2017. He has largely kept a low profile, in addition to sponsoring a bill that would allow young undocumented immigrants to pay the fees. tuition fees in the state.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) wrote last year that women make up only 30% of the general assembly, even though the state has the most female parliamentarians in the south, according to figures from the Center. for American Women from Rutgers University. and politics.
In the article titled “Georgia Legislators Still Face a Glass Ceiling, Current and Former Legislators spoke of being sidelined from prominent roles and male colleagues’ wriggling” they brought their children or breastfed.