A new recruitment video from the CIA is being mocked online by conservatives as being too “woke” after it featured a Latina American officer who described herself as “cisgender” and “intersectional.”
“I am a woman of color. I am a mom. I am a cisgender millennial who’s been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. I am intersectional, but my existence is not a box-checking exercise,” the CIA agent named Mija says in the video.
“My employment was not and is not of a fluke or a slip through the cracks. I earned my way in and I earned my way up the ranks of this organization. I am educated, qualified and competent,” Mija continues in the video. “I used to struggle with impostor syndrome, but at 36, I refuse to internalize misguided patriarchal ideas of what a woman can or should be. I am tired of feeling like I am supposed to apologize for the space I occupy rather than intoxicate people with my effort. My brilliance.
“I am unapologetically me. I want you to unapologetically you, whoever you are. Know your worth, command your space,” she concludes in the video.
“If you’re a Chinese communist, or an Iranian Mullah, or Kim Jong Un…would this scare you?” Republican Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted Monday. “We’ve come a long way from Jason Bourne.”
“China and Russia Love this,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted.
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