Matt Walsh hailed for exposing 'nonsense' of trans activists at gender debate on ‘Dr Phil’
Conservative podcaster Matt Walsh was hailed on social media after confronting trans activists during a gender identity debate on a recent episode of Dr Phil about the definition of womanhood.
Walsh challenged two LGBTQ+ gender advocates -- identified only as Ethan and Addison -- about introducing transgenderism to children, gender pronouns, and what it meant to be a woman. The conservative commentator appeared to stump the activists as they were unable to define the term woman while declaring “transgender women are women."
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My preferred adjectives are handsome and brilliant. Please respect my self-identification.— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) January 19, 2022
"Can you tell me what a woman is?" Walsh asked the trans activists.
"No I can’t because it’s not for me to say," responded Ethan, who identifies as non-binary transmasculine. "Womanhood looks different for everybody."
Meanwhile, Addison asked Walsh to define what a woman was according to him. He responded by saying a woman was an adult human female with a specific set of reproductive organs. "When you’re female it goes right down to your bones, your DNA, so that’s why if someone dies we could dig up their bones a hundred years from now… we have no idea what they believed in their head but we could tell what sex they were because it’s ingrained in every fiber of their being," he explained.
Walsh then threw the question back at Addison to explain their definition of what a woman was. "You stood up here and said, ‘trans women are women.’ Tell me what you mean. What is a woman?" he asked.
"Womanhood is something that, just as Ethan explained, that I can not define because I am not myself a woman," Addison replied.
"But you used the word, so what did you mean when you said ‘trans women are women,’ if you don’t know what it means?" Walsh pressed further.
"So here’s the thing. I do not define what a woman is, because I do not identify as a woman. Womanhood is something that is an umbrella term. It includes people who identify as a woman," Addison replied.
"What is that?" Walsh interjected.
"Well, it’s to each their own. Each man, each woman, each person is going to have a different relationship with their own gender identity and define it differently," Addison responded. "And so trans women are women too," Addison says to cheers from the audience. "You want to reduce women, you want to reduce men, down to maybe just their genetics, our genitals, our chromosomes, right?" they added.
But Walsh clapped back, saying, "What you want to do is appropriate women, you want to appropriate womanhood, and basically turn it into a costume that can be worn."
Here’s the part on Dr Phil where I demonstrate that the “gender experts” cannot even define the word woman or explain what they mean when they use it— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) January 19, 2022
In another segment, Walsh was asked why he cared "so much" about gender identities. “I care about the truth,” the author replied. “So, basic truth matters. I wanna live in a society where people care about the truth and we’re grounded in truth. … I care about children, and these insane ideas about gender are being [foisted] on kids, and that bothers me quite a bit. I care about the women who are having their opportunities stolen from them.” He concluded, “I care quite a bit, yeah."
.@mattwalshblog on why he cares about biology and gender identity: "I care about the truth...I care about children and these insane ideas about gender are being foist on kids...I care about the woman who are having their opportunities stolen from them." pic.twitter.com/heU145LGGM— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) January 19, 2022
The conservative firebrand was hailed on social media for defending the rights of biological women.
"Matt Walsh put on a clinic," Florida congressman Matt Gaetz tweeted.
"This is priceless. @mattwalshblog reducing a supercilious poseur to babbling nonsense," conservative commentator Andrew Klavan added.
"The complete and absolute absurdity of gender ideology is on full display here. Cheers to @MattWalshBlog for exposing it so clearly and publicly. We simply can't allow this ideology to erase women," biologist Colin Wright wrote.
"Deeply grateful to @MattWalshBlog for so ably defending the dignity, safety, and opportunity of women today. Would that more men in the church would speak so boldly for our sake," reporter Megan Basham chimed in.
"I’m very into this standard that you cannot define a word you’re using unless you, yourself, identify as that word. It’s like the narcissism singularity," women's rights activist Inez Stepman offered.
Matt Walsh put on a clinic. https://t.co/q2HZe4YhnM— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) January 19, 2022
This is priceless. @mattwalshblog reducing a supercilious poseur to babbling nonsense. https://t.co/CPKNJrnyzD— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) January 19, 2022
The complete and absolute absurdity of gender ideology is on full display here.— Colin Wright (@SwipeWright) January 20, 2022
Cheers to @MattWalshBlog for exposing it so clearly and publicly. We simply can't allow this ideology to erase women. https://t.co/qu28C5rE5S
Deeply grateful to @MattWalshBlog for so ably defending the dignity, safety, and opportunity of women today.— Megan Basham (@megbasham) January 19, 2022
Would that more men in the church would speak so boldly for our sake. https://t.co/2FDzz4KA20