Marjorie Taylor Greene gave her definition of a woman and it backfired spectacularly
Relentlessly transphobic far-right conspiracy theorist and sometimes congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has been met with ridicule and condemnation after defining women as the “weaker sex”.
In a video being widely shared on social media, Greene can be heard saying: “We came from Adam’s rib. God created us with his hands. We may be the weaker sex, we are the weaker sex, but we are our partner’s, our husband’s wife.”
According to reports, Greene’s speech at the Georgia Republican Assembly on the weekend was in reflection of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings last month, during which Jackson declined to provide a definition of a woman for anti-trans Tennessee senator Marsha Blackburn.
US democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: “Now we know the real reason why Republicans incite epic meltdowns and moral panics around the notion of respecting trans women, or acknowledging the fact that non-binary and trans people menstruate: because it threatens the GOP’s own definition of a woman as ‘weak, male property’.”
Greene was widely criticised on social media.
“No, Marjorie Taylor Greene, women are not the ‘weaker sex’ and were not made from ‘Adam’s rib’. You, however, were made from Satan’s nutsack,” one user tweeted.
“Maybe she’s the weaker sex, I sure as f**k am not,” another user added.
Others made comparisons to the women fighting in Ukraine. “Marjorie Taylor Greene said of women, ‘We are the weaker sex.’ She obviously isn’t watching the international coverage of Ukraine,” another post reads.
She faced backlash when she called Republican senators Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Mitt Romney “pro-paedophile” in a tweet. These three Republicans said will vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.
She is also being sued by the bipartisan Texas-based group Free Speech for People. They argue that Marjorie Taylor Greene is constitutionally “ineligible” to serve in the House of Representatives, under the “Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause”.