Normally I do not have much to comment on concerning mainstream ‘Conservative’ figures since many of the controversies presented to the public are questionable or are tied to potentially or proven projects with a subversive or ulterior motive. However, there was one story recently in the news worthy of mention. This involved TPUSA’s Candace Owens, where she had an invitation from a podcast rescinded because she refused to say that men can have babies.
Christian conservative commentator Candace Owens says famous British podcaster Jameela Jamil rescinded her invitation to appear on her show because she commented on Twitter that “only women can give birth.”
The 30-year-old Owens announced on Twitter Monday that Jamil, an actress and former BBC Radio 1 host, canceled her appearance because she felt Owens’ tweet caused her trans-identified co-workers to feel “unsafe.”
“SAD TO ANNOUNCE that @jameelajamil has revoked my invitation to her podcast bc I tweeted ‘only women can give birth,’” Owens said. “Apparently the statement made her trans co-workers feel ‘unsafe.’”
Owens added that her “refusal to untether” herself “from biological realities” has “cost” her once again.
In her tweet, Owens shared a screenshot of a message sent to her representative by Jamil explaining that Owens was being disinvited from appearing on the podcast because “we have trans people working with us” who would be offended by people who say only biological women can have babies.
“You are both free to say whatever you like about this publicly,” Jamil’s message read. “I’m sure you will have an entertaining spin. But nothing is worth my friends and coworkers feeling unsafe.”
Jamil and Owens had a Twitter exchange the day before on Dec. 29.
It began when Owens commented on a Daily Mirror article with a headline reading “Transgender man gives birth to nonbinary partner’s baby with female sperm donor.”
“Woman gives birth to partner’s baby with male sperm donor,” Owens tweeted in response to the Daily Mirror article. “There. I fixed it for you.”
Owens’ tweet drew a response from Jamil on Twitter.
“OR… Nice to see a young couple in love, have a happy little baby,” Jamil wrote in response to Owens’ tweet. “Their gender is none of my business, worrying about it and mocking them is a pointless waste of time, (it’s just bullying) and they are hurting nobody. I wish them well. There I fixed it for you.”
Minutes later, Owens fired back a tweet in response to Jamil.
“LOL ‘only women can get pregnant and only men can impregnate them’ is now considered a form of bullying,” Owens wrote. “@jameelajamil — keep us posted when 2+2=4 becomes a form of bullying as well.”
Jamil is the founder of the I Weigh campaign that preaches body positivity and “radical inclusivity.” On her personal Twitter page, Jamil says her gender pronouns are “she/her.” (source)
Now for all that this may be used to promote a strategy of tension, I mention this because this exact phrase was the subject of a skit from the Monty Python comedy troupe in their controversial film Life of Brian. In this sketch, one of the characters is a man who wants to be a woman and because he cannot have babies due to biological reasons to be given the right to have babies. By the end of the clip, one of his colleagues calls what is termed a ‘struggle against oppression’ a ‘struggle against reality.’
This is where society finds itself today in many ways. It is a struggle against reality that is made known through conversations that thirty years ago would have been considered to be unthinkable or reserved for comedy or the completely insane. Yet they are taken seriously today.
This is part of the reason why I emphasize so much that one needs to focus on one’s own areas in order to be most effective there, because society has gone insane and one cannot reason with the truly insane. People use this term in a hyperbolic way, but this time it is the literal truth, and it is affecting the whole world. It is likewise why I caution about the elections, because one does not expect to make significant “advances” is social policy when the body politic itself is extremely sick, as the decisions will tend to reflect the sickness.