It was absurd for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) to ask Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson to give her a definition of "woman." It was even more absurd for the nominee to say that she could not do so because she is not a biologist.
A few more questions:
- If the definition of "woman" is not what we generally assume it to be, what could Biden have meant in saying that he would nominate a woman?
- Did the eventual nominee undergo testing or inspection by qualified biologists which determined that she met the criterion?
- If not, how do we know whether Biden kept his promise?
- Does not the assumption, revealed in Brown's answer, that being a woman is a biological condition show that she is what the gender activists would call "transphobic"?
These are also stupid questions, but logical, based on Brown's response. As Kevin Williamson of National Review is fond of saying, we live in stupid times.
Corrections: Blackburn is a senator, not a representative, as I originally had it. And I changed question 4 to make it clear that "transphobic" is a word used by others, not by me.