The American Left is obsessed with gender right now.
They are trying to change the definitions of gender that have existed since the dawn of time.
And now they are even delusional enough to think that men can get pregnant.
One of the biggest changes that has happened in politics over the last 15 years is that Republicans have become the party of the lower-middle class and Democrats have become the party of the wealthy.
This sudden shift has produced a number of shocks to the American political system, and has led to changing platforms for both parties.
On the Democrat side, one of the biggest changes has been a nearly-obsessive focus on hobbyhorse social issues.
In the past, Democrats were very focused on welfare state programs that would provide money for the poor.
But now that their constituency is the wealthy elite, they are focused on weird social crusades like transgenderism.
Wealthy elites care about issues like that because they have the luxury of not having to worry about economic issues.
They are financially set and have the spare time to think about weird fantasies like changing the definition of gender.
Now polls are showing how these strange ideas have taken over the Democratic base.
The Daily Wire reports that, “Nearly one in four Democratic voters believe men can get pregnant, according to a new poll.”
“The online survey, conducted by WPA Intelligence from August 22-25, found 22% of Democrats agreed with the statement, ‘Some men can get pregnant.’ The percentage rose when only including women, and a whopping 36% of white, college-educated female Democrats concurred.”
“The poll underscores the Left’s growing embrace of a radical gender theory that biological sex does not dictate gender. People born female can later ‘identify’ as men while retaining the ability to reproduce; hence the claim that ‘men’ can become pregnant.”
This isn’t just a fringe theory either – it is quickly overtaking major U.S. institutions.
The article continues, “The American Civil Liberties Union, the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and numerous liberal media outlets, including CNN and MSNBC, are increasingly opting for terms such as ‘pregnant people,’ or ‘birthing parent,’ instead of ‘women’ when referencing pregnancy, fertility and abortion.”
This is a strange hill for the Democrats to die on at a time when inflation is through the roof, employment numbers are slowing down, and the economy is teetering on the cusp of a possible recession.
But political parties cater to their base first, including their most radical members. This happens on the right, and is happening on the left too.
The pollster, WPAi Managing Director Conor Maguire, summed it up like this: “Overall, few Americans think men can get pregnant. But with 36% of a core Democratic constituency (college-educated white Democratic women) and one out of five Democrat voters believing this, one can see why Democratic leaders coddle the radical gender theory movement.”
It’s hard to imagine that Americans are going to abandon the concepts of male and female anytime soon, but the radical progressive Left can certainly continue to hope.