Yesterday was an educational day. Josh Hawley took on a looney from Berkeley- but aren’t they all? I’ve seen lots of claims of how Khiara Bridges “pwned” Hawley but saner and more mature minds saw it differently.
During a hearing on the impact of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe Hawley and Bridges, a law professor from Berkeley, got into an animated discussion which made clear how far from reality the left has gotten. Hawley asked some simple questions of a highly insecure person and was insulted repeatedly.
‘You’ve used a phrase I want to make sure I understand what you mean by it. You’ve referred to ‘people with a capacity for pregnancy.’ Would that be women?’ Hawley asked during a Senate Judiciary Committee on abortion rights.
‘Many women, cis women, have the capacity for pregnancy. Many cis women do not have the capacity for pregnancy. There are also trans men who are capable of pregnancy as well as non-binary people who are capable of pregnancy,’ Bridges told the senator.
I think it was Matt Walsh who pointed out that trans men are not men. They are trans men. It’s a separate category. “Trans man” is defined as
- a transgender person who has transitioned from female to male.
A trans man is NOT capable of pregnancy. A person who identifies as a man but is capable of pregnancy is not a man- said person is a transvestite. A person who undergone female to male sexual reassignment surgery is not capable of pregnancy. Let’s cite a left wing source:
I don’t care how many hairs you want to split.
The Hawley went on to nail her
‘So this isn’t really a women’s rights issue, is it?’ Hawley said. Bridges said that it was not ‘mutually exclusive,’ and one could recognize that abortion affects women and other groups. ‘Your view, the core of this right is about what?’ Hawley pressed.
To which Bridges sharply shot back
‘I want to recognize that your line of questioning is transphobic. And it opens up trans people to violence by not recognizing them,’
Say what? Hawley:
‘Wow, you’re saying that I’m opening up people to violence by asking whether or not women are the folks who are gonna have pregnancies?’
Bridges then noted that one in five trans people attempt suicide at some point in their life. ‘Because of my line of questioning? So we can’t talk about it?’ Hawley asked.
Bridges becomes shrill:
‘Because we can’t talk about it because denying that trans people exist and pretending not to know that they exist–‘
Note how the conversation changed from a question of pregnancy capability to basic existence.
‘–So I’m denying that trans people exist?’ Hawley asked.
Now in full desperation mode, Bridges starts firing out accusations
‘Are you? Are you?’ Bridges asked, growing more visibly irritated. ‘So you believe that men can get pregnant?’
Hawley says no
‘No I don’t think that,’
Bridges then makes clear there will be no differences of opinion tolerated and tried to turn the hearing into hers (I think “hers”).
‘So you are denying that trans people exist.’
Again, note the leap from logic. Asserting the only men are not pregnancy capable is the same as denying the existence of trans people. This is an exemplar of how the situation is now. You either agree 100% with them or you are transphobic pig. You have to swallow all of their propaganda or you’re some kind of bigot.
None of what they demand, assert or believe changes the science. Biologic men are incapable of pregnancy. Period. The rest of this is psychological overlay and not based in science. What’s happening here is the gradual erasure of what it is to be a woman. No amount of clamor is going to forge du jour social mores into scientific fact.
I also thought the exchange between Sen. John Cornyn and Bridges was interesting. Watch how she refuses to answer the question and says “I’m answering a more interesting question.”
Sen. John Cornyn to law professor Khiara Bridge: “Do you think that a baby that is not yet born has value?” pic.twitter.com/CvePK9JHvO
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 12, 2022
“The Democrats have become such extremists. Now their official line is men can get pregnant — and if you disagree, you’re violent,” Hawley said on Tuesday after the exchange went viral online. “They have lost their minds and the whole country can see it.”
Full blown crazy.