It’s now officially official, folks: words mean nothing.
Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted, ‘It’s International Women’s Day – a good time to remember that Democrats can’t even tell you what a woman is’
“Women.” “Courage.” “Insurrection.” “President.” “Truth.” “Doctor.” “Baseless.” Need I go on?
First Lady Jill Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken were slammed Wednesday for presenting a biological male from Argentina with an award for women on International Women’s Day.
This year’s annual International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the White House honored “11 extraordinary women from around the world who are working to build a brighter future for all,” according to a State Department press release.
Some of whom might actually have BEEN, y’know, women.
Argentinian Alba Rueda was introduced at the ceremony as a “transgender woman who was kicked out of classrooms, barred for sitting for exams, refused job opportunities, subjected to violence, and rejected by her family. But in the face of these challenges, she worked to end violence and discrimination against the LGBTQ plus community in Argentina.”
How very fucking touching, that he/she’s received this “prestigious” award for having the “courage” to “live his/her truth.” Ahh, but it wasn’t all serious, somber acknowledgement of an “extraordinary” “woman’s” “bravery.” Happily, we now come to the fun part of this orgy of self-congratulory celebration of batshit lunacy.
“Nice of FLOTUS to encourage the diminishment of women on ‘international women’s day.’ Erasing women is abusive,” host of The Dana Show, Dana Loesch, tweeted.
“International Women’s Day: Not just for women anymore,” conservative Twitter personality Andrea Katherine wrote in reply.
“Apparently men are a lot better at being women than women are. Step up your game, ladies,” Townhall columnist and radio personality Derek Hunter joked.
“We are not a serious country,” Common Sense Society’s Christopher Bedford responded.
Nope, definitely not. Nor a sane, dignified, respectable, honorable, or admirable one, neither. To close things out, we have a real jawbreaker turn of phrase.
Rueda currently serves as Argentina’s Special Envoy for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship. The State Department said Rueda had “actively campaigned to change the name of the National Women’s Conference to the ‘Plurinational Conference of Women and Lesbian, Cross-Dresser, Transgender, Bisexual, Intersex and Non-Binary Persons’ to include diverse, dissident, and racialized identities.’“
Holy CRAP, that’s a mouthful and a half right there. Can’t remember exactly where, but I remember years ago reading some wag’s rule of thumb regarding bureaucratic gobbledegook such as that last: the more words there are in the title, the less useful or important the thing actually is. A pic of the actual trophy:
Yep, a truly joyous, meaningful day representing civilizational “progress” all the way ’round.