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Hawley clashes with professor Berkeley who tells him his words ‘open transgender people to violence’

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Woke Berkeley law professor calls Senator Josh Hawley ‘transphobic’ for saying only women can get pregnant and claims he encourages violence against transgender people in fiery debate over abortion rights

  • “You’ve talked about ‘people who can get pregnant’. Would that be women? ” Hawley early
  • “Many women, cis women, have the ability to conceive. Many cis women are unable to conceive. There are also trans men,’ said Professor
  • ‘I want to acknowledge that your way of asking is transfobe. And it exposes transgender people by not recognizing them, “said Professor Khiara Bridges

Berkeley Law Professor Khiara Bridges accused Senator Josh Hawley of “opening transgender people to violence” after the Missouri Republican urged her to say only women could get pregnant in a heated argument during a Senate committee hearing Tuesday.

‘You used a sentence. I want to be sure that I understand what you mean by it. You have referred to ‘people who can become pregnant’. Would that be women? ” Hawley asked about abortion rights during a judicial committee of the Senate.

“Many women, cis women, have the ability to conceive. Many cis women are unable to conceive. There are also trans men who are able to conceive and non-binary people who are able to conceive,” Bridges told the senator.

The back-and-forth is part of a recent backlash by conservatives against a switch to gender-neutral language like “birth parent,” as many point out that liberals have framed the overthrow of Roe v. Wade as a women’s rights issue.

“So this isn’t really a women’s rights issue, is it?” said Hawley. Bridges said it was not “mutually exclusive” and that abortion could be recognized as affecting women and other groups.

‘You used a sentence. I want to make sure I understand what you mean by that. You have referred to ‘people who can become pregnant’. Would that be women? ” Hawley said during a Senate Judiciary Committee on Abortion Rights:

“Many women, cis women, have the ability to conceive.  Many cis women are unable to conceive.  There are also trans men who are able to conceive and non-binary people who are able to conceive,

“Many women, cis women, have the ability to conceive. Many cis women are unable to conceive. There are also trans men who are able to conceive and non-binary people who are able to conceive,” Berkeley Law Professor Khiara Bridges told the senator.

“Your vision, the core of this right is about what?” Hawley pressed.

“I want to acknowledge that your way of asking is transphobic. And it exposes transgender people to violence by not recognizing them,” Bridges says.

“Wow, you’re saying I open people up to violence by asking if women are the people who will or won’t get pregnant?” He shot back.

Bridges then noted that one in five transgender people tries to commit suicide at some point in their lives. ‘Because of my way of asking questions? So we can’t talk about it? ” asked Hawley.

“Because we can’t talk about it because we’re denying transgender people exist and pretending we don’t know they exist…” Bridges said. “–So I deny that transgender people exist?” asked Hawley.

‘Are you? Are you?’ asked bridges, visibly more irritated. “So you believe that men can get pregnant?”

“No, I don’t think so,” Hawley said. Bridges chuckled, “So you’re denying transgender people exist.”

‘Is this how you lead your class? Can students interrogate, or are they being treated like this? ” said Hawley.

‘We are doing well in my class. You should participate, “she said. “You would learn a lot.”

The line of questioning was reminiscent of a viral moment in Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing before the Supreme Court.

“Can you define the word ”woman”?” Sen. Marsha Blackburn, r-tenn., Said in a hearing of 23 March.

“Can I give a definition?” Jackson responded.

“No, I can’t,” she said, before she added it, “I am not a biologist.”

In the meantime, in her opening statement, Bridges also claimed that the overthrow of roe would lead to ‘racial injury’.

“I’m here today to explain how the US Supreme Court’s radical decision to remove the constitutional protections of reproductive freedom is causing racial harm,” she said.

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