Daily Wire host: “You have to ban transgenderism entirely”

Michael Knowles: “I love this bill [in Kansas] because it is so much more aggressive than the other bills we've seen.”

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Citation From the February 27, 2023, edition of The Daily Wire's The Michael Knowles Show

MICHAEL KNOWLES (HOST): Great new law in Kansas. Kansas has become the first state to pass a bill that defines "woman" as someone who is biologically born female. That's it. That's what a woman is. Which means that this will ban men who identify as transgender women from using single-sex areas designated for women. It's called the Women's Bill of Rights. It was approved by legislators 26-10 on Thursday. Only Republican support there. And the bill defines a female as someone "whose biological reproductive system is developed to produce ova," while male refers to anyone "whose reproductive system is developed to fertilize the ova of a female."

This is a beautiful bill because it doesn't just say don't trans the kids. It doesn't just say wait till eight to introduce kids to transgenderism in schools. Once they turn nine, that's fine. It doesn't just say only minors can't -- it bans transgenderism for all practical purposes in the state for everybody. And it has to. In order for women to have the right to have their own bathrooms, you have to ban transgenderism entirely. You can't just ban it for the kids. It's got to be entirely. In order for women to be able to have their own locker rooms at the gym, you have to ban transgenderism entirely. In order to protect businesses from having to participate in weird, occult sexual rituals like the transgender transition, you have to ban transgenderism entirely.

I love this bill because it is so much more aggressive than the other bills we've seen. The other -- I don't mean to knock the other governors and in the statehouses, they've done a great job laying the groundwork -- the groundwork, rather. But this bill goes much further. And it reminds us of a truth in politics that Republicans all too often forget -- you're either on offense or you're on defense. You're either making gains in the culture or you're losing ground in the culture. There's no standing still. There's no status quo. There's no neutrality. And what the conservatives have screwed up on for at least 50 years now, probably more, is the libs make some crazy aggressive play and then we try to dial it back by about 5 to 10 percent. Or worse, we try to slow it down by about 5 to 10 percent.

So the libs attack the family through feminism, the fundamental political institution. They claim that men and women are basically the same. That takes the culture pretty far to the left, and then conservatives try to, they try to inch it back a little bit -- but by the time they're even thinking about inching it back, the libs push forward with the normalization of other sexual practices -- gay rights, among other things. And then by the time the conservatives are trying to dial that back the libs -- they've lurched much further to the left. They're trying to redefine marriage now. They say, redefine marriage, well, I don't know. I guess we could come to some kind of terms with a civil union and by the time you say that, they've lurched even further to the left. Now they're saying, actually, we've got transgenderism. Actually, now a man can become a woman. A man can become a woman, okay, but maybe we shouldn't do it to -- by the time we say that, oh, my gosh, we're now -- we're all the way off the screen because now they're trying to trans the kids.

And there are many conservatives now who are saying, look, if you want -- if you're a man and you want to put on a dress, that's fine. But just don't do it to children. Just don't make me pay for it. No, the -- the only way -- even to stop there, even if all you want to do is stop where we are right now, the only way to do that is to push so aggressively in the other direction that you're trying to take back ground that we ceded years ago, decades ago. Kansas absolutely leading the way. Love it.