July 31, 2019 - Conservative Commentator Tomi Lahren asks if Harris Slept Her Way to the Top


Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren tweets, “Kamala did you fight for ideals or did you sleep your way to the top with Willie Brown?” The tweet upholds a oft-used trope against powerful women, insinuating that they are unable to advance to positions of power without relying on their sexual appeal. This attack also invokes the jezebel trope, which sexualizes Black women in ways to raise suspicion about their motives and morality. While Lahren later apologized for the tweet, she never removed it.