Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:05 AM

Its now incendiary to say there are two genders

Republican Congressman Ralph Abraham of Louisiana is running for Governor in his state and his team recently released their first television ad. If Abraham was looking to get the left up in arms, he certainly succeeded. Take a look at the ad embedded in the tweet below and see if you can guess which of the truths he’s promising to speak has liberals setting their hair on fire. (Well, to the greatest extent, anyway.)

If you guessed it was the last one, saying that there are only two genders, give yourself a cookie. Of course, as a medical doctor, Abraham probably knows a thing or two about the subject. Here’s the full list:

“Here’s the truth. Life begins at conception. Government is too big. Our taxes are too high. And our car insurance is too expensive. President Trump is doing a great job. Facts matter more than feelings. The Second Amendment is self-explanatory. And as a doctor, I can assure you there are only two genders.”

As you might expect, this prompted an immediate reaction. The claim wasn’t going over well at all at MSNBC. (Redstate)

MSNBC anchor Chris Jansing addressed this topic during a panel discussion about the GOP’s relationship with women and the LGBT community. (Specifically, a national LGBT group, the Log Cabin Republicans, had just endorsed Trump for a second term.)

An indignant Jansing told viewers she found Abraham’s remarks to be “incendiary.” Here’s what she had to say. (video below)

We’ve got an important question now. What does it mean to be a mainstream Republican? It is the question that some Republicans have been asking in the age of Donald Trump, and increasingly, it seems the answer might be to make incendiary comments about women and members of the LGBT community.

In Louisiana, the Republican candidate for governor, Ralph Abraham, is out with a new TV ad this week making incendiary comments about gender.

You can catch the video of anchor Chris Jansing saying this at the linked Redstate article.

So it’s apparently now simply gospel at MSNBC to say that a medical doctor stating the human race is composed of two genders by design is “incendiary” rhetoric. Of course, for the entire history of the human race, there have been two genders (with the thankfully rare exceptions of intersex people born with anomalous chromosomal structures). It’s how we reproduce. This really isn’t rocket science.

But this is apparently the state of play in American politics today. We’ve traditionally tolerated people with all sorts of rather questionable ideas, but as long as we were all able to agree to disagree we generally just got on with our lives. Now, holding a different opinion than someone in one of the entitled classes isn’t just a case of disagreement. It’s verbal violence that makes people feel unsafe. So you’re a bad person for doing it.

We’re not debating an issue along the lines of whether yellow mustard is better than brown here. (It’s not, by the way, but I’m not going to try to lock you up for thinking so.) This is just science. You can’t wake up one day and decide that reality has shifted simply because of how you feel about it. That applies even if you really, really, earnestly believe it. You might honestly believe that you’re a werewolf. (The condition is known as clinical lycanthropy.) But unless you can show us that you can somehow transform into a canid creature of some sort, I’m sorry to say that you’re still just a human being. A very confused human being who may be dealing with some mental health issues, but a human being nonetheless.

Best of luck to Congressman Abraham as he makes his pitch for election. But his odds of winning over anyone on the left in the current political climate by stating obvious facts taken from medical science are pretty much nil. He’s one of the “incendiary” people now.


Incendiary or not, there are only two genders.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:15 AM

1. Democrats believe in SCIENCE!

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:26 AM

2. How the party of science, became the party of antiscience,

Cannot be explained, easily. I guess it's just about feelings. Or....it's an Evil plan to destroy science and biology.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:33 AM

3. The problem here

and the doctor/congressman in this case is just as guilty as the leftists is the tendency to conflate the terms sex and gender. The left does it because they are trying to use obfuscation to push an agenda those on the right do it because they are too lazy to use the correct verbiage to make their point.

Here's the deal. There are only two sexes there are some variations that are medical abnormalities but at the end of the day there are still only two. Sex is defined with words like he, she, man, woman, boy, girl, male, female. Gender though really is a spectrum on that the left is correct. Gender is masculine and feminine. Where someone falls on that gender spectrum is dependent on their own individual balance of stereotypical masculine/feminine positions on a wide variety of positions everything from clothing to sports and pretty much every other trait that makes up each person's personality. That combination of positions makes up their gender, thus the wide variety of possibilities is why its a spectrum.

Now the problem with all this is that from a legal perspective gender is completely meaningless which is why it isn't useful as a tool to push for social change unless a bait and switch can be pulled which is what is being attempted with gender and sex.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:36 AM

4. Biden said, "we choose about truth, not facts,"

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