Trans intellectual’s definition of a woman collapses under a scratch of scrutiny and commonsense

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(Video Credit: Matt Walsh)

Daily Wire writer Matt Walsh is releasing a new documentary called “What Is A Woman?” and a transgender leftist Ph.D. candidate decided to provide a definition to the conservative pundit, that didn’t hold up to some commonsense criticism.

“A woman is anyone who identifies as a woman. Boom. Done,” Ph.D. candidate at UC Santa Cruz Eli Erlick tweeted.

The activist identifies as she/her. She researches political philosophy, social movements, and trans studies which evidently qualifies her to answer Walsh’s simple question of “What is a woman?” even though she is not a biologist.

The answer appears to apply to everyone except Matt Walsh, who she contends cannot “simply” identify as a woman if he chooses to do so because he lacks an “internal state of being.” That arguably negates the whole premise for those who decide they are a different gender when they get up in the morning.

“Sure, we can get into the semantics of what ‘identifies’ means (the next step of Matt’s question). Identification isn’t simply a pronouncement but also an internal state of being. This is why Matt Walsh can’t simply proclaim ‘I am a woman’ and be one,” Erlick argues.

She seems to be attempting to define what a woman is, but sadly skipped defining “identifies” in her flawed logical progression on the subject.

“Reactionaries will then follow that response by claiming ‘then womanhood is meaningless.’ But it isn’t: womanhood is a historical category that has shifted with time. We’re simply explaining the current iteration of its meaning,” Erlick contended.

Walsh appeared on Fox News host Jesse Watters’s show on Thursday to discuss his new documentary that has caused leftists such as Erlick to have a mental implosion of sorts.

(Video Credit: Fox News | Jesse Watters)

“What was the most shocking answer that you encountered when you asked a basic question?” Watters asked the best-selling author.

“The shocking answer is the non-answer,” Walsh replied. “When you realize that … this is what they talk about all of the time, they’ve made it their life’s calling, they’ve also convinced, somehow, society to take these ideas seriously, and then when you start asking questions about it … you realize, there’s nothing going on here, there’s nothing underneath the surface.”

“What we discovered is, gender ideology — even though it’s taken over society and it’s become totally ubiquitous — it collapses under the slightest bit of pressure,” he asserted. “A couple of basic questions, and it crumbles right in front of you.”

“I sought out experts in every field in the gender theory world — doctors, therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, politicians, activists, and transgender people themselves — and I put the question to them directly,” Walsh said at the Daily Wire. “I found — and you’ll see in the film — their arguments collapsed not with hammer blows or a hard push, but with simple questions, because the core of gender ideology is hollow.”

Radical gender ideology “has mounted pressure and cancelation campaigns against companies and individuals to scare them into adopting their agenda without ever having to give a coherent argument,” a Daily Wire press release stated. Walsh’s documentary “allows their hollow arguments to speak for themselves — and come crashing down right before the viewers’ very eyes.”

Erlick received a stomping on social media for her selective definition of a woman:


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