Last week, squad member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tripped over herself referring to women in so many different ways in a television interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper it was almost hard to keep track. She did refer to women as “women,” but also “any menstruating person” and “people who do give birth,” while condemning the new Texas abortion law.
Yet she isn’t the only one trying to deny biology, as explained by a Friday headline from POLITICO, “Texas ban spotlights Democrats’ generational divide on abortion and trans issues.”
“Every time we have staff meetings with people in Congress and the White House, we continue to hammer that abortion is also a trans issue and a trans experience,” said D. Ojeda, a policy advocate for the National Center for Transgender Equality. “Language matters because it shapes our perceptions of the world and it drives our behaviors towards other people. And in the healthcare context, it matters even more.”