Ocasio-Cortez dismisses Ben Shapiro's debate offer, compares to 'catcalling' Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday dismissed an offer from conservative commentator Ben Shapiro challenging her to a debate, saying she doesn’t “owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions.” “Just like catcalling, I don’t owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday night. “And also like catcalling, for some reason they feel entitled to one.” Shapiro fired back at Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter while defending his offer: "Discussion and debate are not “bad intentions.” Slandering someone as a sexist catcaller without reason or evidence does demonstrate cowardice and bad intent, however." My, my, my. That's the "future of the Democratic Party", is it? I wonder if she whipped out her Woman Card and claimed it was "catcalling" when Stephen Colbert asked to interview her. That request was probably "unsolicited", too. So much for her claims that Republicans are afraid of HER. Looks the other way 'round to me.