Biology is no match for ideology in Joe Biden’s America, where the President this week insisted “there’s not a single thing a man can do that a woman can’t do as well or better”.
A quick-witted journalist would have asked: “Do you mean like walking up stairs?”
But the media were too busy enjoying the virtue bubbles Biden was blowing their way to exercise quick wit, let alone independent thought.
In the fairy tale of Joe Biden’s imagination, where science turns into chocolate drops that melt on the tongue, women are identical to men, only superior.
Now it’s quite possible that Joe Biden’s wife is physically stronger than him and forced him to say it.
It’s also possible that bumbling Joe meant to say “there’s not a single thing I can do that Kamala Harris can’t do as well or better. Not a single thing. I’m going to bed now”.
And, of course, it is very possible that Joe Biden wasn’t actually aware of what he was saying or where he was or who he is.
But it is certainly not true that there’s not a single thing a man can do that a woman can’t do as well, or better.
Men are better at peeing while standing up. Men are better at assembling IKEA furniture. And men are better at killing spiders.
According to my wife, men are better at taking out the trash. So, there’s also that.
Men can walk into Kmart and walk out again in under five minutes.
And when was the last time the ladies managed to oppress another gender for millennia?
See what I mean!
I would have added that men are better at growing a moustache, but that would not be true since women can be just as good, though they typically start much later in life.
But I digress.
The point is that I think we all understand it is good to want to empower women. And no one has done more to empower women than Joe Biden who repeatedly refers to the long, foreboding shadow of Kamala as “President Harris”.
But Biden’s statement on women is sexist and it is wrong.
Imagine the uproar if Donald Trump had said there’s nothing a woman can do that a man can’t do as well or better.
Of course, when Joe Biden says that, he is talking about trans women. And so everyone cheers, including Glamour Magazine’s 2015 Woman of the Year, the 1976 men’s Olympic decathlon champion Caitlyn Jenner.
But Biden’s latest foray into the gender wars is an example of a man who is now so woke that he has progressed beyond any need of science or even basic understanding of human nature.
The truth is that women can do whatever men can do, apart from just about every physical activity.
The trouble is that progressives, who prefer the term chestfeeding to breastfeeding, reject the very notion of physical difference (except, of course, when playing race politics in which case they reject the very notion of anything other than physical difference)
So the Democrats will nod approvingly as the Marine corps lower physical fitness requirements in order to make it possible for women to enlist, all the while insisting — straight-faced — that anyone who says there are some things women can’t do is a misogynist who must be cancelled.
And let’s not mention the fact that no woman has yet broken the 4-minute-mile, a feat that thousands of men have achieved since the first man in 1954.
If my daughter says she wants to one day slam dunk from the free-throw line, I will have to crush those dreams. Go ahead and call me a woman-hater.
Why does the left insist on denying the obvious unique strengths and weaknesses present in men and in women?
There are things men can do that women cannot and there are things women can do that men just can’t. Acknowledging this does not mean that we do not treat each other with dignity and respect. Far from it.
Recognising difference in acknowledgement of complementarity leads to an appreciation of the sexes. Without it, we are left only with competition between the sexes. And we all know who wins that – the physically stronger sex.
Equality and difference are not mutually exclusive. This should be obvious.
What should also seem obvious is that there surely must be more important and pressing issues for the Biden administration to be concerned with other than how quickly they get pregnant women parachuting into battle.
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