And now we can add *checks notes* air conditioning to the list of things that are sexist, courtesy of actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon:
NEW: Cynthia Nixon campaign asks for debate hall to be 76 degrees.
Andrew Cuomo likes it arctic.
Nixon strategist tells CBS that icy office temps are "notoriously sexist."
Inside the debate ahead of the debate:https://t.co/K0epIJaPxS
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) August 28, 2018
Yes, she went there:
Oh my god. The Cynthia Nixon campaign went for the "sexist air conditioning" gambit. https://t.co/kSsYgdXlV6
— neontaster 🐉🎲🐺 (@neontaster) August 28, 2018
Which could be the BEST reason yet to vote for Cuomo:
WTF I’m a Cuomo voter now??? https://t.co/45c2er41Td
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) August 28, 2018
But the thermostat debate is splitting Twitter, as you’d assume it would:
As a woman, I object to a 76 degree room. As a human, frankly. https://t.co/cmYJhLcoGd
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) August 28, 2018
Versus this take:
76° on a debate stage under lights is obviously excessive, but she sort of…has a point. A 115 pound female in a work dress and heels will not be comfortable with a thermostat set by an overweight man in a suit & tie. Obviously not intentional bigotry, but still sucks for women. https://t.co/3BMDWcSTtC
— Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) August 28, 2018
Men are pretty much on team Cuomo on this one:
I'm the Harvey Weinstein of thermostats, then. https://t.co/xVCGN380aw
— Ben (@BenHowe) August 28, 2018
It should never be 76 degrees indoors unless this debate is taking place on the sun https://t.co/fTh7Ke9sFI
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) August 28, 2018
And why can’t Cuomo just do what Charlie Crist in Florida does, that is, bring his own fan everywhere he goes?
Just get Cuomo the Charlie Crist fan… Or maybe bring Nixon in the Charlie Crist heater… I'm sure that exists or something. https://t.co/gOsMjetMMV
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) August 28, 2018
There’s actually science to back up Nixon’s complaint, FWIW:
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) August 28, 2018
We should also point out that Cuomo is being a giant hypocrite here. Remember when then candidate Obama told voters in 2008 that we can’t have the thermostat set even at 72 degrees?
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times .." Obama #RNCinCLE
— Janie Johnson (@jjauthor) July 18, 2016
Typical lib. He gets to have an igloo for his debate hall while “we can’t” set the thermostat where we want. Here’s hoping Nixon gets her way and Cuomo sweats his butt off for the entire debate.
'Insanely AWFUL': Cynthia Nixon throws ANOTHER log on her campaign DUMPSTER FIRE https://t.co/geRsjB87qR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 10, 2018
"So, you mean THEFT"? Cynthia Nixon takes a page from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Big Book of Bullsh*t https://t.co/ALC8icGtKQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 30, 2018
ICYMI==> WORST GAFFES YET? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stumbles — AGAIN — in Q&A with Cynthia Nixon https://t.co/dQQHXAcjfm
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 19, 2018