Senator Marsha Blackburn burned Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson when Blackburn asked if she could define what it means to be a woman.
Jackson responded after a brief pause, “No I can’t.” She continued, “Not in this context, I’m not a biologist.” Many, if not the majority of Americans would be able to define what it means to be a woman in an instant, despite very few of them being biologists.
The answer was simple. Unfortunately, Jackson was unable to repeat the fact that has been understood by virtually every society throughout history.
Brown sits on an incredibly woke schoolboard for a D.C. private school. The school boasts about offering courses such as ‘Exploring Reproductive Justice’ as well as offering a host of woke extracurricular groups.
Given her position on the board, it is not difficult to see how her views and associations might prevent her from providing a simple definition of what it means to be a woman.
USA Today took Jackson’s woke to slip up as an opportunity to make a clown of themselves as well.
According to USA Today, “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.”
USA Today was able to produce one of the most baffling paragraphs produced by a media company in 2022. To add to the unintentional gaffe, USA Today decided to use a gender studies student as an authoritative source on the subject matter.
While trying to cover for Jackson, USA Today likely brought more attention to the absurdity of Jackson’s answer and contributed to the distrust in the nominee by having a gender studies student justify her response.
Surely with the growing discontent with the proliferation of woke gender theory, USA Today would instruct its writers to tone down the fringe–left talking point. Nevertheless, the company made a fool of itself while shedding no light or useful justification for Jackson’s senseless answer.
Should Jackson be confirmed, her views on gender theory could become very dangerous to women in the United States. The fact of the matter is that although women do in fact vary greatly (no one argued to the contrary), at the end of the day, they are all still female to their very core.