As has been broadly reported, Best Court docket nominee Pass judgement on Ketanji Brown Jackson used to be requested at her affirmation listening to if she “may provide a definition for the phrase ’lady.’”
“No, I will be able to’t,” she sooner or later stated. “No longer on this context. I’m now not a biologist.”
What to make of this?
The very first thing to make of it’s that the solution is fake. Pass judgement on Jackson in fact is aware of complete neatly what a girl is (particularly, an individual with xx genes; men have xy). The concept that a functioning grownup, a lot much less a Best Court docket candidate, doesn’t know what a girl is is preposterous. So why the declare of lack of awareness?
Right here’s my idea. Pass judgement on Jackson denies realizing as a result of, for just right explanation why, she suspects that the following query goes to be about organic men competing (and predictably dominating) ladies’s sports activities. Like such a lot of woke-adjacent liberals, she has no drawback with this domination — or a minimum of no drawback she will admit out loud — as a result of having no drawback is what Woke Knowledge calls for. She will’t go Woke Knowledge as it’s ingrained in her base political make stronger. Ergo, it’s in truth higher for her to make the absurd declare that she doesn’t know what a girl is.
Best in an excessively, very unserious nation does this rely as a qualification for the Best Court docket. However what have been we anticipating? It’s no much less unserious than the concept that a male who has long gone thru formative years with surging testosterone, and has advanced the non-reversible center and lung capability that incorporates it, to not point out the muscles, will have to be in a position, out of a few very bizarre perception of compassion, to compete with women who won’t ever have the ones benefits.
Fare thee neatly, ladies’s sports activities. We hardly ever knew ye. And fare thee neatly any perception that Best Court docket affirmation hearings are headed any place rather than changing into a Twilight Zone model of side road theater.
P.S. The one who nominated Pass judgement on Jackson has completely no drawback realizing who a girl is, as he many times and in unqualified language promised to appoint one (versus a person) for Justice Breyer’s seat.