After arguing gender is a construct, Dems now want us to care that Hochul is a woman


What is a woman? Just in time for the election, the Democrats seem to know again.

On Thursday, Gov. Hochul, who had planned to sail easily to reelection but now has the indignity of having to actually campaign for votes, brought in the big guns to help her effort. Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris flanked Hochul with “New York women vote” signs behind them. Referencing the Teddy Roosevelt speech about the “man in the arena,” Hochul tied it to herself, saying that “for the first time in history, a woman has entered the arena.”

Whoa, whoa, that’s kind of transphobic, isn’t it? After all, how can we be certain that all the men who’d been governor before Hochul hadn’t actually been women? We simply can’t know. And we can’t take the chance of misgendering them as that leads to a fine in New York City.

For that reason, Hochul should, obviously, not receive any credit for being the first female governor of New York. Similarly, we can’t be sure that Harris is the first female vice president or Clinton the first female presidential candidate from a major party. Sorry, ladies, you made the rules.

The “women” mostly talked abortion, since apparently that’s all we little ladies care about anyway — and not crime, inflation, quality of life or the way test scores plummeted in regions of the country, like New York, where Democrats kept schools needlessly closed during the pandemic. “To all of you but particularly to the women of New York: This is our moment,” Hochul said.

Women can be forgiven for wondering what exactly that moment entails. Hochul shrugs off crime in New York, Harris is part of an administration that keeps trying to spend its way out of inflation, and Hillary Clinton exists on the national stage mostly to insult us into voting for Democrats, as she did last week when she said voters “don’t really understand” what’s at stake in the midterms. Maybe they do understand and want to vote out the candidate using womanhood as a political weapon and treating half the population like some tiny special-interest group. Maybe they understand perfectly.

Writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali quipped on Twitter, “Hillary, Harris and Hochul as role models for girls? Heavens! No wonder so many are transitioning. No fun looking forward to that.”

2022 can be the year that Democrats realize they can’t take the female vote for granted and just scream “Abortion!” at us as it gets closer to Election Day. So many of us are fed up with policies that hurt our families and rhetoric that erases our womanhood. This could be the year we declare, to the women who think they are owed our vote because we are the same sex, “We are women! And we’re not voting for you.”

Twitter: @Karol





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