The ongoing debate regarding transgender issues has resulted in an effort to redefine biology to suit the demands of individuals with gender dysphoria.
For his part, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) attempted to address this trend in a speech this week at the National Conservatism Conference in Miami. His remarks were billed as “The Loss of Common Sense: The New Divide in American Politics” and included, among other things, his thoughts about the claim that men can become pregnant and give birth.
While many on the left assert that transgender individuals are fundamentally the same as the gender with which the align, regardless of their biological gender, Rubio pointed out the perceived absurdity of such arguments.
He asserted that “every single human being that’s ever been born was born of a biological woman.”
The senator’s comments hinged on a shift in terminology by a growing number of activists and institutions, including the Centers for Disease Control, which now refers to “pregnant people” without mentioning a specific gender.
Although Rubio did not attack or belittle any transgender individual or the community as a whole, his stance on the fundamental truth surrounding pregnancy was enough to convince critics that he had engaged in hate speech.
In its coverage of the speech, The Recount accused Rubio of disseminating “factually inaccurate information” as part of a “transphobic attack on the CDC.”
Of course, he also received some vocal support from like-minded individuals who admired his willingness to speak out on such a hot-button social issue.
Thank you, @marcorubio.
Science isn’t woke or transphobic. https://t.co/h7uLHGqshw
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) September 13, 2022
A number of other conservative politicians and pundits have similarly expressed frustration over the use of non-gendered terms to replace more common phrases that are arguably also more accurate.
“The Democrats cannot take away my right to call myself a mom,” McDaniel said at the RNC’s summer meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. “I am not a ‘birthing person’, I am a mother, and it’s the most important job I will ever have.”