Sally Yates Is The Face Of Every Woman Who's Endured Mansplaining

by Maria Guido
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Women fed up with mansplaining, Sally Yates is your queen

Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Monday, regarding the possible Russian interference with our election, the problematic length of time it took Trump’s team to take action against Michael Flynn, and the details surrounding her being fired by Trump.

Yates was fired for refusing to defend Trump’s travel ban — an executive order that banned refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. During three hours of grueling questions, Yates kept her amazing composure and repeatedly shut the men coming after her down. Twitter was loving it, and now Yates has become the face of all women who’ve ever had to deal with some epic mansplaining.

In a word, she was a badass. She proved just how well a woman performs under pressure and navigated the mansplaining like a pro. After all, a woman in her position has had a lot of practice.

Ted Cruz tried to get the best of Yates by mansplaining the statute he presumed she was in violation of when Trump fired her. She promptly shut him down, by referencing a more recent statute — basically making his point irrelevant. Because, badass.

This hearing wasn’t even supposed to be about the Muslim ban executive order. Cruz and other GOP senators were attempting to make an argument that Yates is not someone Trump would listen to, because they didn’t see eye-to-eye on policy. The only thing these men succeeded in doing was proving that Trump should’ve listened to her from the get-go, when she informed him Flynn could be compromised.

The look on her face yesterday was the look on the face of every woman who’s ever had to shut a mansplainer down. And it was perfection.

She’s done.

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Resting bitch face game on point. Patriarchy, 0. Badass women, 1.

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