Biden SCOTUS Nominee Ridiculed for Refusing to Define ‘Woman’

Marsha Blackburn

As part of the hearings for her confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was asked by a Tennessee senator to define the word “woman.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) pressed Jackson for a definition, which the judge said she could not provide. The following is the transcript of the dialogue between the pair:

Blackburn: “In the United States v. Virginia … the Majority Justice Ginsburg stated, ‘supposed inherent differences are no longer accepted as a ground for race or national origin classifications, physical differences between men and women, however, are enduring. The two sexes are not fungible. A community made up exclusively of one. Sex is different from a community composed of both.’ Do you agree with Justice Ginsburg that there are physical differences between men and women that are enduring?…”

Blackburn: “Can you provide a definition for the word ‘woman’?”

Jackson: “Can I provide a definition?”

Blackburn: “Mhmm, yeah.”

Jackson: “No, I can’t.”

Blackburn: “You can’t?”

Jackson: “Not in this context – I’m not a biologist.”

Blackburn: “The meaning of the word ‘woman’ is so unclear and controversial that you can’t give me a definition?”

Jackson: “Senator, in my work as a judge, what I do is I address disputes. If there’s a dispute about a definition, people make arguments, and I look at the law and I decide. So I’m not …”

Blackburn: “The fact that you can’t give me a straight answer about something as fundamental as what a woman is underscores the dangers of the kind of progressive education that we are hearing about. Just last week, an entire generation of young girls watched as our taxpayer-funded institutions permitted a biological man to compete and be a biological woman in the NCAA swimming championships. What message do you think this sends to girls who aspire to compete and win in sports at the highest levels?”

Jackson was ridiculed Wednesday over the exchange.

“This is a simple question that requires a simple answer,” Blackburn said on Twitter. “It’s a major red flag that a Supreme Court nominee backed by the far left refuses to define the word ‘woman.'”

When a reporter tweeted news about “same sex couples,” high-profile attorney Harmeet Dhillon chimed in.

“What is a same sex couple? I’m not a biologist,” she asked sarcastically.

“I have no idea what that is… I’m not a biologist!!!” Donald Trump Jr. said, posting a photo of a shark.

The Federalist pointed out that during the first two days of her confirmation hearings, Jackson used the word “woman,” which she says she cannot define, 48 times.

The question came in the context over a raging public debate about biologically male transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, who last week won the women’s 500-yard National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) championship.

Thomas has received harsh criticism from conservatives, who say that people who are born males should not be able to compete in women’s sports.

Feminist groups have largely remained silent on the issue.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
Background photo “Ketanji Brown Jackson” by Wikicago CC BY-SA 4.0.





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10 Thoughts to “Biden SCOTUS Nominee Ridiculed for Refusing to Define ‘Woman’”

  1. […] notably, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) asked Supreme Court Justice Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson to define the word […]

  2. […] Blackburn asked Jackson whether she could define the word “woman,” which the potential SCOTUS Justice said she could not do. […]

  3. […] This week’s Judiciary Committee hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson were eye-opening in a lot of ways. Sen. Marsha Blackburn — whom I’ve considered a 2024 presidential contender for a long time — managed to embarrass Jackson with a very simple question: […]

  4. Steve Allen

    And now a member of the Nashville school board was caught on a hot mic wishing someone would light Senator Blackburn on fire.

    It’ too bad Nashville is such a liberal s**t hole.

  5. Nashville Deplorable

    When’s Biologist’s History Month ?

  6. Larry Hattis

    Senator Blackburn should have ask Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson are you a male or female.

    1. 83ragtop50

      Larry – She would have refused to answer because she is so biased that she cannot deal with reality.

  7. Steve Allen

    Great question Senator Blackburn. And the potential supreme court justice’s reply is unbelievable, but on the other hand given that she is a liberal democrat it’s not the least bit surprising. Watch Tucker Carlson’s commentary regarding this;

  8. Kevin

    If we use KBJ’s reasoning, Marsha should have said, “why are you here?”

    Biden said that he wanted a woman of color as the next Supreme Court jurist. He isn’t a biologist, and he certainly isn’t a physicist! So how could he judge either gender or wavelength?

    We have idiots running the country! Western civilization is under assault and if we don’t do something soon, it will be gone forever! Time to wake up to the lunacy!

  9. mikey whipwreck

    liberals love to redefine words to fit their woke needs, changing them as their goals change. they are masters at language manipulation