Joe Biden told us he was going to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court. He did. The problem is that this woman cannot define the word “woman” which makes it kind of hard to celebrate her the way that the Left wants us to– as the first black woman to possibly ascend to the Supreme Court.
In the Senate confirmation hearings, Senator Marsha Blackburn asked the judge: “Can you provide a definition for the word woman?” and she responded: “I can’t. I’m not a biologist.”
Well, I’m not a mechanic, but I know what a car is. I’m not a chef, but I know what a pizza is. I’m not a veterinarian, but I know what a cat is. You get the idea.
It is disturbing that a woman who cannot define her own gender is very close to becoming one of the most powerful women in our country. Her rulings will help influence and define the moral fabric of our nation for decades to come. Yet her understanding of basic human principles is rooted in ideology, not reality.
As a society, we have allowed feelings to be elevated above truth to such a degree that fundamental definitions have been distorted or dissolved. Our speech does not reflect the facts of the real world. Our words no longer have value because they cannot be applied to the things they are supposed to represent.
The Left has an obsession with refusing to speak truth. Too many on the Right are afraid to speak truth because they fear they will be ridiculed or canceled. But by not standing up for the truth that men are men and women are women, we are not protecting gender, we are allowing it to be erased.
Today we are told that male and female are one in the same. The denial of male and female differences has led to the belief that men and women are not born male or female, they are whatever gender they say they are.
The idea that gender identification is now a personal choice might sound enlightened, but it’s actually an unscientific view of an essential fact: men and women are inherently different. Their brains are different, their hormones are different, their chromosomes are different, and of course, their bodies are different.
Women pay an especially high price for this confusion. The refusal to define the differences between a man and woman invariably leads to females being held to male standards. To be more of a woman, a woman has to be more like a man.
A biological male who identifies as a female was recently crowned as the NCAA swimming champion. No one is pointing out the obvious: women who have spent years striving for excellence in their field were entirely eclipsed by someone who has obvious biological advantages. And it’s not right.
I am a Bible-believing Christian. The Bible states quite simply that God created male and female. And it is adamant about the equal value of women and men. The Bible repeatedly affirms the importance of women and casts them in central and heroic roles.
From the midwives who defied the Pharoah’s edict to drown Hebrew babies; to Queen Esther who saved her people from death; to Eve being lovingly fashioned as the final act of The Creation; to Jesus Christ commending his mother Mary to John just before he died and then appearing first to a woman after his resurrection; it is obvious that women matter.
We should be celebrating our differences, not denying them. We cannot allow a gender to be marginalized because we refuse to define it. We should be proud of the capacity and responsibility that we have been given as part of our specific gender. Men and women should work together—each using our unique characteristics and strengths– to make the world a better place.
The government should provide equality of opportunity, equality of compensation, and equality of protection of natural rights, but any legislation that is designed to overpower or eradicate gender will bring more problems than benefits. The longer we allow the obvious truth to go unstated and undefended, the more our society will suffer.