Republican Sen. Cynthia Lummis (Wyo.) has yielded to the outraged mob and issued an apology after affirming the existence of “two sexes” as absolute scientific truth.
What is the background?
Speaking to University of Wyoming graduates on Saturday, Lummis noted that truth itself is under attack in our postmodern world, including the “fundamental scientific truth” about biological sex.
“[This includes] our rights to freedom of speech, religion, property and association, and the right to own and bear arms,” said Lummis, adding, “Even basic scientific truths such as the existence of two sexes – male and female – are being questioned today posed .”
The crowd of graduates immediately responded with loud jeers and boos. Lummis tried to save face but quickly moved on to another subject as the noisy crowd continued.
Video: UW students boo Sen. Lummis for comment on ‘two genders’
What did the apology say?
The Wyoming senator apologized for making people “feel unwelcome” and “disrespected” for affirming the truth about biological sex.
“My reference to the existence of two genders was intended to highlight the times we are in, times when the metric of biological sex is being debated, with potential implications for the shared value of equality in Wyoming,” she said in a statement . according to Oil City News.
“I share the fundamental belief that women and men are equal, but also recognize that there are biological differences and circumstances in which those differences need to be acknowledged,” she continued. “That said, it was never my intention to make anyone feel unwelcome or disrespected and for that I apologize. I appreciated hearing from members of the University of Wyoming community on this topic and I look forward to continuing this dialogue.”
What did the university say?
The University also released a statement Sorry for Lummi’s remarks.
In a letter to university faculty and students, the statement claimed that Lummis’ comment – that sex is a basic scientific truth – “is not the scientific truth.”
“Regardless of biological sex, gender has a variety of expressions. Research and lived experience continue to unveil more about the connection and interaction of gender representation and identity,” the statement added.
The statement also described Lummi’s comments as “harmful” and “marginalizing” and claimed they detracted from the graduates’ achievements, which the graduation ceremony was designed to celebrate.
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