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Ben Shapiro: For International Women’s Day, Are We Celebrating Biological Women or Gender Women?

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | March 8, 2018 | 12:59 PM EST

Host of "The Ben Shapiro Show" and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Wire Ben Shapiro (Screenshot)

On his daily Facebook Live podcast “The Ben Shapiro Show” Thursday, host and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Wire Ben Shapiro asked his audience an important question concerning International Women’s Day: “[A]re we celebrating biological women, or are we celebrating gender women?”

“First of all, let me just note about International Women’s Day, gender is a social construct we have been told,” stated Ben Shapiro. “Okay? So, I don’t know why— Look, why is it, why is it that International Women’s Day—are we celebrating biological women, or are we celebrating gender women?”

Ben Shapiro’s comments came on #InternationalWomensDay, which, according to InternationalWomensDay.com, “is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.”

Below is a transcript of Shapiro’s remarks from his show Thursday:

“First of all, happy International Women’s Day to all of my favorites. That’s Nikki Haley, that is Condoleezza Rice, that is Margaret Thatcher – long may her name be celebrated – that is Golda Meir, that is Susan B. Anthony, that is Harriet Tubman, the gun packing underground railroad head. Lots of great women to celebrate today.

“I was, I was mildly put off. Eve Peyser who writes for, I believe Salon.com. [Peyser is a Political Staff Writer for Vice.] She tweeted out, ‘MEN, please don’t be annoying today. I’m begging you.’ Well, I mean, that’s like a red flag in front of a bull for me. I mean, come on.

“First of all, let me just note about International Women’s Day, gender is a social construct we have been told. Okay? So, I don’t know why— Look, why is it, why is it that International Women’s Day—are we celebrating biological women, or are we celebrating gender women?

 

“So, does Caitlyn Jenner get to celebrate International Women’s Day, or is Caitlyn Jenner a man? And if Caitlyn Jenner gets to celebrate International Women’s Day, then why can’t any other biological man celebrate International Women’s Day by being a woman?

“None of these answers are easy in coming because if you think gender is a social construct it makes the feminist movement very difficult to take. But I’m sorry to be annoying. I am a man, but for the purposes of this segment, let’s say that I am a woman and therefore I can comment on International Women’s Day.

“Again, I’m perfectly fine with International Women’s Day. It’s fine. I don’t care. Whatever.

“You know, good, let’s celebrate women. My mom, we’ll celebrate my mom – my mom, who worked all through my childhood. My dad stayed at home and took care of the kids. We’ll celebrate my wife, who, rumor has it, is a doctor. We’ll celebrate all of the women who are working and all of the women who are staying at home. We’ll see if any of the women who are pushing International Women’s Day are celebrating stay at home moms who are home taking care of their children and ensuring that the next generation of Americans are better than the last generation of Americans.

“So, happy International Women’s Day to everyone, with that proviso, again, remember, gender is a social construct.”


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