Published On: Tue, Feb 28th, 2017

DNC’s Zac Petkanas can’t address Tucker Carlson’s question of science, then ‘insults’ Jillian Weiss

The transgender debate has taken center stage on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show. First up was Democratic National Committee senior advisor dodging specifics when Carlson pressed him for scientific proof of transgenderism and how society should handle someone’s word on gender fluidity.

Then on Friday, Carlson hosted Lawyer Jillian Weiss, a transgender woman, to discuss the Trump administration’s rescission of an Obama-era directive which allowed transgender students use of the restroom corresponding with their gender identity in public schools.

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“Let’s move from the politics to the science,” Carlson said to Zac Petkanas, Democratic National Committee senior advisor, launching into a series of questions about the implications of allowing people to determine their sex.

“There’s no biological anchor to sex anymore. It’s all determined by the individual,” he said. “So my obvious question for you is, how do I know if a person’s male or female? Is there some absolute standard people have to meet to be male or female, other than what they say?”

“One’s gender identity is enough to show what gender they are,” Petkanas replied.

“There are massive implications of this that everyone is either too dumb or too embarrassed to explore, but let’s do so now,” Carlson added. “If your sex is what you say it is, then what prevents me from playing on a women’s field hockey team? What prevents me from getting convicted of a felony and demanding to go to a women’s prison? It’s a real question.”

Petkanas responded by accusing Carlson of being un-enlightened and of resorting to “silly hypotheticals.”

“I want you to name a single scientist, just one, who says you can determine your own sex just by saying so,” Carlson said. “What’s the science exactly that you are what you say you are? Can I change my race too?”

“No,” Petkanas replied, insisting “this is about inherently who people are.”

There are examples: transgender teen participates against the girls now and upsets everything when he (now a she) wins or the Colorado male harassing female in the locker room without penalty (more HERE).

Huffington Post covered the Carlson and Weiss exchange, claiming he “insulted” the guest: “…claims by Carlson that people could masquerade as transgender to get access to gender-specific restrooms, as well as insinuations that trans people are ‘faking’ their gender identities to get access to the federal government’s ‘$11 billion [spent] every year on sex specific programs.'”

“I believe, for whatever it’s worth, for and politeness and decency and I’m not making people uncomfortable, especially children, I have four,” Carlson said. “But I also believe in honesty. So I want to get exactly what this means, I’m a 47-year-old man, I think that’s pretty obvious. If I were to decide tomorrow if I were a 47-year-old woman, should I be allowed to go shower and women’s locker room?”

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