While laboring the point that she’s a true feminist, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) just played herself. After giving a hilarious interview Tuesday with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, AOC keeps digging the hole she’s in deeper.
During that bizarre interview, Ocasio-Cortez tripped over her words several times, sounding very awkward as she tried to pepper in trans-inclusive references to pregnancy. Men while also pandering to TERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists) and just, regular old, normal feminists with references to women.
While criticizing the new Texas law banning abortion at six weeks gestation (now the strictest defense of fetal life on the books of any state in the U.S.), AOC said that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) doesn’t understand a “menstruating person’s body.” She also used the term “people who do give birth,” in addition to “female” and “woman” to describe pregnant women.
Now that makes the stumbling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sound zany and confused to millions of Americans who have no idea what she’s talking about. But if they did, it would remove all doubt for them that she’s zany and confused. AOC’s sticking point is she wants to be sure to allow for the possibility that men can give birth, so she doesn’t offend anyone who’s blocked J.K. Rowling on Twitter.
In 2008, Thomas Beatie, also known as The Pregnant Man, gave birth to a healthy baby girl. A transgender man, Beatie had had a double mastectomy operation to remove his breasts and took male hormones. But still had a very functional womb, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other reproductive anatomy marked “female” in bio textbooks, but who knows, maybe not for long. Keep an eye on Canada if you’re into domino theory.
Believe it or not, this is a huge sticking point for many, especially in the younger generation, among the new radical left. Planned Parenthood fired its president in 2019 after working there for less than a year because she didn’t want to emphasize trans politics in the organization’s rhetoric.
What’s so amusing about this is that the pro-choice movement loves to imply that because males don’t have wombs and can’t get pregnant, they have no right to have an opinion about abortion. But while trying to talk like a severe and responsible leader on a publicly televised broadcast on a major cable news network, about one of the most serious and substantial changes to abortion law in living memory. AOC is pandering to a social revolution that says no one can define anyone else if they are a man or a woman.
Please leave it to former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin to stir some controversy. Palin called Ocasio-Cortez a “fake feminist” during an interview on Fox News Thursday. She added, “She’s milking the whole female thing, and as a real feminist, I’m embarrassed for her.”
AOC’s response? She raised $250,000 for abortion providers in Texas. First-wave feminists, who fought for women’s equality, would consider securing funding for their abortions an impoverished conception of feminism.