Shapiro Host: When I Called For Ban On Trangenderism, I Meant Criminalizing “Presenting” As The Opposite Sex

Media Matters has the transcript:

The big issue that they [Media Matters] had yesterday, which was then picked up in other media outlets as well, is that I called to ban transgenderism entirely. They said that I was calling for the extermination of transgender people.

They said I was calling for a genocide against – I said, what? I must have missed that part of my show. When did I -– did I say that? I don’t – one, I don’t know how you could have a genocide of transgender people because genocide refers to genes, it refers to genetics, it refers to biology.

And the whole point of transgenderism is that it has nothing to do with biology. That’s what the transgender activists say. They say, forget about biological sex.

My gender expression doesn’t have to have anything to do with my biological sex. Okay, well, then there can’t be a genocide. It refers to genetics.

But furthermore, nobody’s calling to exterminate anybody because the other problem with that statement is that transgender people is not a real ontological category.

It’s not a legitimate category of being. There are people who think that they’re the wrong sex, but they’re mistaken. They’re laboring under a delusion. And so we need to correct that delusion. People said, well, what does it mean to ban transgenderism entirely?

Well, it means that we return to the way that American society operated until approximately five minutes ago when we said that men do not have a right to present themselves as women in public life, and women don’t have a right to present themselves as men in public life.

You have some limits on that. We have all sorts of limits on our speech and behavior.

Also yesterday, Knowles called for outlawing in vitro fertilization. Knowles, who claims that “there’s no such thing as same-sex marriage,” recently appeared here when he claimed that the black national anthem is a literal “call to race war” and when he declared that “all demons are transgender.”