Maxine Waters

I’m not going to be put down, I’m not going to go anywhere.

Maxine Waters, U.S. Representative from California, called out sexism and racism in media coverage of female politicians following Bill O’Riley’s derogatory comment about her hair. Waters helped others see that her treatment is symptomatic of the discrimination women face from the media, but refuses to let that slow her down. “We also know that when a woman stands up and speaks truth to power that there will be attempts to put her down. And so, I’m not going to be put down, I’m not going to go anywhere.