Anybody who even casually follows Ben Shapiro knows that he's fond of challenging political foes to debate. That's pretty much what you would expect from a guy who graduated from Harvard Law school, and is renowned for visiting college campuses where he happily engages liberals and tries to challenge students to think about the issues in a different way. In fact, he even wrote a short treatise on the subject called How to Debate Leftists and Destroy Them--although the title is a lot more incendiary than the subject matter, as Shapiro admonishes would-be debaters to stick to the facts and avoid personal attacks.
Shapiro is also famous for putting his money where his mouth is, offering to go mano-a-mano with leftists and donate some cold, hard cash to their favorite cause for the privilege. Most recently, he threw down the gauntlet with the Democrat flavor of the month Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who hasn't exactly proven herself to be fast on her feet with unscripted interviews. Shapiro decided to have a little fun and put up a $10,000 donation to her campaign--or the charity of her choice--if she would agree to a debate with him:
Of course, he didn't expect Ocasio-Cortez to accept his challenge, probably because she knows she would be in way over her head. But apparently Ocasio-Cortez didn't want to come off as a fraidy-cat either, and so true to SJW form she tweeted out a response that, remarkably enough, made her come off as even more vapid than we already thought:
Well, well, well. Somebody thinks she's Little Miss Thing.
Now, nobody's kidding themselves here--what Shapiro did is clearly a stunt, even though he would be more than happy to follow through with it. But casting a debate challenge as the equivalent of saying, "Nice caboose, toots!"? That right there sets back the entire feminist movement by thirty years. It also cements Ocasio-Cortez's reputation as a policy lightweight who has no idea what she's doing in this election--much less than what she'll do when she probably gets to Congress next year.