There’s this really false idea that if you care about makeup or if your interests are in beauty and fashion, that that’s somehow frivolous. But I actually think these are some of the most substantive decisions that we make—and we make them every morning.

I believe having a daughter does not make a man decent, Having a wife does not make a decent man. Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man.

Our culture is so predicated on diminishing women and kind of preying on our self-esteem, so it’s quite a radical act, it’s almost like a mini-protest, to love yourself in a society that’s trying to tell you you’re not the right weight, you’re not the right color, you’re not the right whatever it is, When you stand up and you say you know what you don’t get to make that decision. I make that decision. It’s very powerful.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez