Someone needs to tell MSNBC “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd you don’t need a master’s degree to know biological gender exists after he devolved into embarrassing credentialism during this Sunday’s program.
During an interview with GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, Todd called into question observable and irrefutable reality after Ramaswamy accurately described gender dysphoria as a “mental health disorder” and supposed “gender-affirming care” for children as “cruel.”
“There isn’t a state in this union that allows you to smoke an addictive cigarette before the age of 18, that allows you to get a tattoo before the age of 18,” said Ramaswamy. “[‘Gender affirming care’ is ] a body-altering change that a kid may later regret in life.”
In response, Todd proceeded to ask Ramaswamy whether he is “confident” that “gender is as binary” and “isn’t a spectrum?” When Ramaswamy affirmed he is confident in the biological distinction between men and women, Todd interjected, asking Ramaswamy whether he “know[s] this as a scientist?”
“Well, there’s two X chromosomes if you’re a woman, and an X and a Y, that means you’re a man,” Ramaswamy stated.
Of course, Ramaswamy is correct, and it doesn’t take a scientist or even an adult, for that matter, to know it. The child from the hit 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger film “Kindergarten Cop” explains it in even simpler terms for Todd:
What is most frustrating about Todd’s science denialism is he more likely than not knows gender is rooted in biological reality. The transgender movement is relatively new and anyone who is a millennial and older is constantly playing catch up with the ever-evolving pronouns, orientations, and identities.
For the sake of maintaining support, job titles, and cultural relevance among leftists, older Democrats, like Todd, constantly have to reaffirm their support of the “current thing.” The problem is most older Democrats don’t understand, let alone believe, transgender talking points.
This is why Todd had to fall back on academicism when faced with defending the indefensible. Unfortunately, when adults like Todd fail to stand up for reality and against child-abusing chemical castration and genital mutilation, impressionable children pay the price.
Ramaswamy correctly touches on these real-world consequences in his rebuttal to Todd’s flimsy argument. “Gender dysphoria for most of our history all the way through the [2013 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders] has been characterized as a mental health disorder,” Ramaswamy said.
“I don’t think it’s compassionate to affirm that. I think that’s cruelty when a kid is crying out for help,” he continued. “You’ve got to ask the question of what else is going wrong at home, what else is going wrong at school? Let’s be compassionate and get to the heart of that rather than playing this game as though we’re actually changing our medical understanding for the last 100 years.”