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Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, on whom the Senate will soon vote, did not answer Senator Martha Blackburn’s question: “Can you give a definition of the word ‘woman’?”
Jackson, an Ivy League Law School graduate, has served her community as a Supreme Court clerk, district judge, and Court of Appeals judge. Despite these reservations, Jackson was unable to offer an answer to the simplest of questions, about the meaning of the word “woman.”
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Sojourner Truth, America’s famous human rights advocate, once asked the famous question “Am I not a woman?” to emphasize the strength inherent in her very femininity.
Today, it appears that his question is relevant again.
This whole situation raises some interesting questions: If Jackson didn’t know what a woman is, how can we be sure she would be the first black woman on the Supreme Court if confirmed? Does Judge Jackson even consider herself a woman?
Although the left praises Jackson’s nomination, her refusal to define the meaning of “woman” actually devalues women and women’s empowerment. By actively refusing to recognize or define femininity, the progressive movement has ironically diminished its very value. Jackson’s inability to define his own identity also undermines his own accomplishments.
Against the backdrop of this nonsense, the conservative movement has instead focused on being the true champions of civil rights and defenders of women by advancing genuinely pro-women policies. As conservatives, we understand that “woman” is not a buzzword that the radical left can co-opt and slander. Femininity and female empowerment are deeply meaningful elements of a woman’s identity bestowed upon her by the Creator – not fluid or socially manufactured concepts that political activists can redefine at will.
America should seek to celebrate women and their hard-won achievements. Pioneering women who break glass ceilings deserve to be recognized and celebrated for their accomplishments.
One such trailblazer is Winsome Sears, Virginia’s first black woman elected to statewide office, who serves as a shining example of female excellence. While simultaneously embracing her femininity and femininity, Sears shattered her own glass ceiling and left her mark on history. Sears is a Jamaican American immigrant, wife and mother. But she is also a fighter for what she believes in, including faith, country, family and life. Unsurprisingly, the left has refused to highlight Sears and celebrate her accomplishments because she thinks for herself and doesn’t fit the mold of what a black woman is “supposed” to be as defined by the cultural elite.
Through women like Sears, the conservative movement has shown itself to be the true pro-women’s movement and champion of civil rights of our time. A true pro-woman movement does not seek to denigrate femininity by denying the concept of femininity itself; instead, the pro-women’s cause celebrates it.
We uplift women who think for themselves and stand up for what we believe in. We do not require women to hold certain positions or vote a certain way because of their gender. We don’t believe that a person’s gender – or any other trait of their birth – should lock a person into a particular set of political beliefs. Instead, it’s the role of reason and intellect – an ability that women and men hold in common. And, as conservatives, we would certainly never pretend not to know the answer to such an obvious question as “what is a woman?”
I recently joined my colleagues at America First Policy Institute in emphasizing that the pro-life movement is the real pro-woman movement. This reality is highlighted by the work done by the pro-life movement through the Pregnancy Resource Centers, through which volunteers work day in and day out with vulnerable women to spread the message of love and hope. in Christ.
Ultimately, by refusing to offer a definition of the word “woman,” Jackson has moved away from the very identity politics mindset that the Democratic Party propagated in the first place. In this way, progressivism ends up eating its own; the rush for more and more “progress” means that even opinions that were common sense and mainstream just a few years ago – like the definition of the word “woman” – could soon be declared sexist, bigoted and banned.
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Femininity and female achievements deserve to be defended, celebrated and supported at all costs, not denigrated. The pro-woman movement, exemplified by the conservative movement, seeks to empower women and uplift them for their accomplishments. As Americans, we know that strong women have built this nation and delivered many of its greatest accomplishments. We also know how to define the word “woman” and we will continue to be proud of women’s achievements.
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As it is written in the book of Psalms, “The Lord gives the word; the women who announce the news are a great crowd.” Let us not forget that we are all members of one human race and the time has come for us to seek unity as women and men, black and white, young and old.
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