Wow, it’s not that we didn’t expect it, but the mainstream media is going above and beyond to do some repair work on some of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s stumbles during her confirmation hearing. Jackson’s claim that she couldn’t define what a woman is because she’s “not a biologist” was just embarrassing, but it’s touched off two days of hot takes on why that question wasn’t fair and it’s not so simple to answer.
It took USA Today a couple of days to put together, but they finally published a piece Thursday explaining that “science” says there’s no simple answer to the question, “What is a woman?” We’ve already seen once-reputable science journals trash their credibility over the reality of biological sex, so what does USA Today have to offer?
In the 13th hour of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearing, Sen. Marsha Blackburn asked: “Can you provide a definition for the word ‘woman’?” https://t.co/Ikgkqxj83h
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 24, 2022
Alia E. Dastagir looked to “gender scholars,” trans activists, and more to put together a really, really lengthy piece to tackle this seemingly impossible to answer question. She writes:
Scientists, gender law scholars and philosophers of biology said Jackson’s response was commendable, though perhaps misleading. It’s useful, they say, that Jackson suggested science could help answer Blackburn’s question, but they note that a competent biologist would not be able to offer a definitive answer either. Scientists agree there is no sufficient way to clearly define what makes someone a woman, and with billions of women on the planet, there is much variation.
So the headline said according to science there was no simple answer, and yet Dastagir is interviewing “philosophers of biology” and “gender law scholars.”
Just as an aside, this editor is a man, but if he were a woman, he’d be pretty pissed right now.
I guess science is a social construct. pic.twitter.com/70a7hDW0l4
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) March 24, 2022
Those quotation marks need to be taken off the word, woman, and put around the word, science
— Gavin 🏴🇬🇧 (@Gavin_B_Hayes) March 24, 2022
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) March 24, 2022
You can’t make this shit up.
— WShreves (@BillyInmotion) March 24, 2022
Spoiler alert: she couldn’t because it would require her to renounce her woke views.
— Ryan (@rolcomb) March 24, 2022
Man, being a journalist these days must be hard on a person, because you have to look in a mirror and realize a scummy pathological liar stares back.
Humanity has known what a woman is from the beginning of time. Gender ideologues and a couple rogue scientists can’t change that
— Esan Römer (@esanromer) March 24, 2022
Fact Check: FALSE. Science has a very clear and undisputed answer. A woman is an adult human female. “Gender Studies” and other pseudoscientific disciplines are the only ones disputing reality.
— Fact-Check Association of America® (FCAA) (@FCAAFacts) March 24, 2022
Insane how stupid that answer is.
— Eleutharias Frome (@WallingfordDude) March 24, 2022
When they start citing “experts” that’s when you know 🤡 pic.twitter.com/PeMZRy1Sy1
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) March 24, 2022
If she can’t tell then how did Biden determine to nominate her?
— DangerZone⚠️ (@HighwayToTheDZ) March 24, 2022
Is all of that water you're carrying right now pretty heavy?
— Matthew Wolde (@mattywolde) March 24, 2022
You all are really running with “No easy way to define what a woman is”?
Is there no bar you won’t crawl under to support your activism?
— IT Guy (@ITGuy1959) March 24, 2022
Better than being asked, in the 13th hour, if you were a rapist. Right? Where would the Democrats be without the media flacking for them?
— CM (@LibertyLover18) March 24, 2022
This is pathetic
— WH Art Appraiser (@HHrvynia) March 24, 2022
This article has to be a couple of thousand words and it still doesn’t give us a definition, only this woke crap from a gender studies scholar:
“When Blackburn and the rest of her caucus support women’s full reproductive justice, when they aggressively try to solve the inequality of investment in girls’ and women’s sports – still true 50 years after Title IX made it illegal – when they take meaningful action on the persistent wage discrimination against women, especially women of color, then maybe it will make sense to engage their questions about who can count as a woman.”
‘Boom. Done.’: A woman is anyone who identifies as a woman (except Matt Walsh) https://t.co/tcOg2PPF42
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 24, 2022