Yes, we’re kidding. NBC’s Chuck Todd is not a scientist. He just vaguely references scientific studies when challenging obvious biological realities.
In this segment of Meet the Press, GOP 2024 presidential hopeful and, yes, Harvard biologist, Vivek Ramaswamy was making the point that procedures to mutilate the sexual characteristics or hormones of children under 18 years of age should be prohibited.
Chuck Todd interjected to ask Vivek if he really knew that gender is binary, citing ‘scientific research’ that gender is a spectrum.
CHUCK TODD: Are you confident that you know that gender is as binary as you’re describing it?@VivekGRamaswamy: I am.
TODD: Do you know this as a scientist?
RAMASWAMY: There are two X chromosomes if you’re a woman and an X and a Y…
TODD: There is a lot of… pic.twitter.com/KyVZnASdmv
— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) April 30, 2023
Ramaswamy handled the exchange well, filling in the education Chuck Todd should have received in high school biology (or earlier).
Any time they tell you that there is science that gender is a spectrum, they are signaling how unimpressive they are intellectually.
— Spreadsheeticus (@spreadsheeticus) April 30, 2023
Bingo. This exchange often occurs just as it did here, with Chuck Todd referring to ‘scientific studies’ but no meat.
“TODD: There is a lot of scientific research that says gender is a spectrum.”
That ‘research’ is Gender Studies, and it is not at all scientific.
— Charles X Proxy™ (@Charlemagne0814) April 30, 2023
As Vivek explained, XY = male and XX = female is the scientific reality.
@chucktodd is a perfect example of a journalist that doesn’t understand the science.
Biological science says gender is basically binary outside of a few exceptions.
Social science adds the spectrum of societal diversity.
The two are not the same. https://t.co/mCRFPjuFrw
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) April 30, 2023
It’s the social side of that equation that’s working overtime to confuse healthy but impressionable kids to doubt their gender – mostly to help adults feel better about their own choices.
There are people with 3 sex chromosomes. XXY YXX YYX…. get it?
— Lori M Barker (@pcprincess83) April 30, 2023
When proponents of the ‘gender spectrum’ theory do offer ‘proof’, they usually detail an array of rare chromosomal or physical abnormalities.
There are children born with no legs. What we never see is the Chuck Todds of the world very seriously asking their guests if they’re confident humans are, indeed, bipedal.
There is ZERO research saying that gender is a spectrum.
There is a current social contagion saying that, but there is no science saying that a man is a woman or a woman is a man.
— Bradsteaks (@bradsteaks) April 30, 2023
Aye, there’s the rub!
Once you set aside the edge cases of physical abnormalities, the conversation that has actually gripped the nation recently is whether healthy boys or girls can decide they are whatever gender they prefer, regardless of their healthy biology.
.@VivekGRamaswamy handles this extremely well. I’m sure it’s the first time many in Chuck Todd’s small and bubbled audience ever heard a rational and logical defense of real science and humanity.
— Dale (@DBCopa) April 30, 2023
Vivek Ramaswamy really did handle the exchange well. Too many have become afraid of being labeled a bigot for standing up for reality.
He calmly stated biological facts and even responded perfectly to Todd’s morality play of ‘what if these treatments will stop a kid from committing suicide?’
We think it’s an underhanded tactic, more intended to paint the interviewee as a monster than to ask a serious question.
“Gender dysphoria is a condition of suffering. Why then are we trying so hard to create more of it”. 💥💥💥💥 https://t.co/VxMgaw4OvJ
— David✝️🇺🇸 (@DavidGr30214992) April 30, 2023
A child considering suicide is suffering a mental health crisis that should be addressed through counseling or, potentially, medication – not by making life-altering body modifications that they can’t possibly fully understand at that age.
What parent would want their child to be part of a population with a significantly higher suicide rate? It’s not bigoted or uncaring to make every effort to counsel a child away from feelings of gender dysphoria.
Chuck Todd says kids should be able to take hormone blockers and cut off their genitals if they think it will help with depression.
No word on whether Chuck wants tattoos, booze and R rated movies available for kids, too. https://t.co/3c3eqRbYID
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) April 30, 2023
We generally dissuade children from engaging in behavior or activities that they are too young to handle responsibly.
We’ve found ourselves in this Woke Twilight Zone where the people saying ‘maybe we shouldn’t cut off little Timmy’s weiner’ are treated like the crazy ones.
Don’t fall for it. Calmly and rationally speak the truth, like Vivek does here.
Gender dysphoria is a mental condition, but the bigger, more disturbing mental condition is logic dysphoria, suffered by leftists everywhere.
— Coop (@ClownPopper) April 30, 2023
Chuck Todd clearly demonstrates that sound logical reasoning manifests itself on a spectrum. LOL.
There are many stupid people in media – indeed, hard to overstate the % – but of these stupid, Chuck Todd is in a class of his own. https://t.co/g5m4s5cpzy
— Gray Connolly (@GrayConnolly) April 30, 2023
Ha! Congratulations, Chuck Todd?
Years ago this would’ve been a bad SNL skit. https://t.co/7oRKvx0Af7
— J.R. Holmsted (@JHolmsted) April 30, 2023
It would have definitely been an SNL skit, but we think it might have actually been sort of funny.
I had no idea how much more respect I had to lose for Chuck Todd. https://t.co/gku9J6isiF
— Luddite (@Jessestops78565) April 30, 2023
LOLOLOL! Now that’s funny.
“Some people are saying..” – Chuck Todd. https://t.co/w8Wp1YbXLB
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 30, 2023
Would a smidgen of interview prep be too much to ask of Chuck Todd?
“a lot of scientific research” that media ideologues ubiquitously reference yet seem never to cite. https://t.co/wJAtlZHYkd
— Katie J. McCoy (@blondeorthodoxy) April 30, 2023
You can’t change a tiger’s stripes … or a parrot’s feathers.
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