Doing for Biology what they did for Ethics.
For first time, Hillary admits that it’s her shortcomings that lead to disagreement.
It may appear Hillary and Chelsea Clinton always see eye-to-eye, but in a recent interview one topic cracked the facade of the like-minded mother-daughter power duo. The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don’t appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons if someone with a beard and a penis can ever be a woman, to which Chelsea replied emphatically, ‘Yes.’
However, as Aitkenhead describes it, Hillary looked ‘uneasy’, and blamed generational gaps for being less accepting.
‘Errr. I’m just learning about this,’ Hillary responded. ‘It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw. It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently.’
According Aitkenhead’s account, she tells Hillary during the interview that many British feminists of Hillary’s generation have a problem with the idea that a ‘lesbian who doesn’t want to sleep with someone who has a penis is transphobic.’
Hillary nods in agreement, while Chelsea ‘stiffens and stares at me’, according to Aitkenhead.
The journalist then adds that many women of Hillary’s generation are uncomfortable with biological males sharing women’s bathrooms. ‘I would say that, absolutely,’ Hillary nods firmly. ‘Absolutely. Yes.’
That’s when Chelsea begins shooting a ‘furious stare’ at Aitkenhead, who points it out to her.
“I’m a terrible actor,” Chelsea laughs; continuing, “Sure it’s not like any of the skanks my Dad brought home. But still.”
Hillary chimed in, “Maybe that’s the problem. I’ve always been able to BS my way through everything. Like that time I was speaking to an African American audience and I went all old-time-negro like. That was a classic. And when I wiped the hard-drive ‘like with a cloth‘. I still crack myself up with that one.”
Chelsea went on to say that she thought people should be able to play for whichever sports team that matched their self-identification. The reporterette then asked, “So if the entire Atlanta Hawks basketball team identified as women, they could be in the WNBA? Wouldn’t that be unfair to those penis-less, mostly unbearded women’s teams?”
Chelsea responded, “Well if you like your team you can keep your team.”