Hillary youth coordinator: ‘It hurts when people ‘yuck’ on us’
- The coordinator set a ground rule for debate that participants not denigrate other participants' core issues.
The Democratic Youth Council’s meeting at this year’s Dem convention effectively functioned as a safe space for Hillary supporters where participants were told not to “yuck my yum.”
Sarah Audelo, Millennial Vote Director for Hillary for America, opened the floor with a few ground rules for discussion, including one that she considers a favorite.
“One of the ground rules that I do in a lot of my trainings, maybe you all have heard this before. I love it, but it is ‘don’t yuck my yum,’” she said, according to The Washington Examiner. “For some of us, there are some things that are very yummy and it hurts when people ‘yuck’ on us. So for example, if one issue is my core issue and it’s not yours, that’s cool, it’s my core issue, don’t yuck my yum, that’s cool.”
The Examiner’s Ashe Schow aptly noted that the “yuck my yum” rule “basically means not to tell someone that what they like is bad simply because you don't like it,” calling it “typical millennial.”
Indeed, Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims (D) also spoke at the meeting where he praised Millennials’ plight growing up in a “straight, white patriarchy.”
"Statistically, if you are under the age of 35, statistically, if you are a woman in the United States, statistically, if you are a person of color in the United States, you are significantly more empathetic than the straight, white, moral majority in this country,” he said. “And it's time that we all behave that way because we're not born this way. Nobody is born more empathetic. This is what happens when you grow up around a straight, white patriarchy."
Notably, Audelo mentioned that the Clinton campaign was offering paid positions for students to organize for Hillary on campus, but quickly exclaimed that her “team is going to be very mad at [her]” for the comment.
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