As has been broadly reported, Supreme Courtroom nominee Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson was requested at her affirmation listening to if she “might present a definition for the phrase ’girl.’”
“No, I can’t,” she finally mentioned. “Not on this context. I’m not a biologist.”
What to make of this?
The very first thing to make of it’s that the reply is fake. Decide Jackson in fact is aware of full nicely what a lady is (specifically, an individual with xx genes; males have xy). The concept that a functioning grownup, a lot much less a Supreme Courtroom candidate, doesn’t know what a lady is is preposterous. So why the declare of ignorance?
Right here’s my concept. Decide Jackson denies realizing as a result of, for good purpose, she suspects that the subsequent query goes to be about organic males competing (and predictably dominating) ladies’s sports activities. Like so many woke-adjacent liberals, she has no drawback with this domination — or a minimum of no drawback she will be able to admit out loud — as a result of having no drawback is what Woke Knowledge calls for. She will be able to’t cross Woke Knowledge as a result of it’s ingrained in her base political assist. Ergo, it’s truly higher for her to make the absurd declare that she doesn’t know what a lady is.
Solely in a really, very unserious nation does this rely as a qualification for the Supreme Courtroom. However what had been we anticipating? It’s no much less unserious than the concept that a male who has gone by means of adolescence with surging testosterone, and has developed the non-reversible coronary heart and lung capability that comes with it, to not point out the muscle mass, ought to find a way, out of some very bizarre notion of compassion, to compete with females who won’t ever have these benefits.
Fare thee nicely, ladies’s sports activities. We hardly knew ye. And fare thee nicely any notion that Supreme Courtroom affirmation hearings are headed wherever aside from changing into a Twilight Zone model of avenue theater.
P.S. The one that nominated Decide Jackson has completely no drawback realizing who a lady is, as he repeatedly and in unqualified language promised to appoint one (versus a person) for Justice Breyer’s seat.