Last week during the public hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee, Republicans mocked Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson for refusing to define the word “woman” during her Senate confirmation hearing.
What was the purpose of that question and how was it meant to trap nominee Jackson and further erode our (transgender) rights?
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) question was almost certainly to try to corner Jackson on the issue of transgender women participating in women’s sports ― part of a broader, ugly GOP attack on LGBTQ people heading into the 2022 elections.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is pushing for child abuse investigations of parents whose children seek gender-affirming medical care.
Florida’s new “Don’t Say Gay” law prevents teachers from talking about sexual orientation or gender identity to students younger than fourth graders. The Human Rights Campaign, meanwhile, is tracking more than 300 anti-LGBTQ bills across the country.
Thirteen hours into the first day of Jackson’s hearing last month, the Tennessee Republican tossed out the question: “Can you define the word ‘woman’?”Jackson said, appearing confused:
Can I provide a definition? No, I can’t. I’m not a biologist.”
Read the whole article at huffington post: What's A Woman? GOP Senators Stumble On Their Own Question To Ketanji Brown Jackson.
There is a campaign of exclusion, discrimination and bigotry happening before our eyes.
Chris Rock was totally out of line attempting to make a poorly structured joke about Will Smith's wifes' hair.
The fact is that Will Smith's wife suffers from ALOPECIA; An autoimmune condition that causes the body to attack hair follicles. The condition can attack only the scalp or the entire body.
A joke is out of the question.
Will Smiths' attempt to "uphold his ladies honor" by slapping Chris Rock is an unfortunate TROPE from the days of Plantation Era Chivalry and a current day display of TOXIC MASCULINITY.
Plus, the social backlash from the general public was extreme and swift.
Moreover, this act serves as a 'green light' for the "Protective Males from the Extreme Right" to go overboard in similar acts in order to "Uphold the family HONOR".
Only now, instead of glove slaps, handguns will be drawn.
Just give it a little time...