Highlighting the absurdity of the notion that biological men can simply declare themselves to be women, British media personality Piers Morgan, a white man, asked why he can’t identify as a black lesbian.
He made the comment while sparring with Angelica Malin, a television commentator and author, on “Piers Morgan Uncensored.” Malin argued that those who would like to be a woman may self-identify as a woman.
“Why can’t I identify as a black lesbian?” Morgan asked.
Malin seemed to indicate that Morgan’s suggestion would take the issue to an “absurd status.”
But Morgan argued that the door to the absurd is already open, explaining that “by saying it is limitless … Anyone can say, ‘I’m a woman.’ So I simply ask you, why can’t I?”
But Morgan contended that her position ridicules transgender people. He said that while he has respect for individuals who undergo sex-change surgeries, he does not respect those who simply declare themselves to be women and then insist on getting women’s rights and the ability to destroy female competitors in athletic events.
Your failure to respect my right to identify as a two-spirit penguin is crude, insensitive & shameful. https://t.co/f3XWQN5kt4— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 13, 2019
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