State Government

Asked ‘What is a woman,’ Gov. Scott takes the 5th

See exchange at 40:48

By Guy Page

Last week, Supreme Court Justice nominee Kentanji Brown-Jackson took heat from some Republican senators for not being able to answer the question: “What is a woman?”

When asked March 3 by Sen. Marsha Blackburn, “Can you provide a definition for the word ‘woman’?”, Jackson answered: “I can’t. I’m not a biologist.”

Gov. Phil Scott oversees a large government apparatus with many programs benefiting the needs and interests of women. Vermont Daily Chronicle thought it might be worthwhile to ask the governor the same question at his press conference yesterday. See YouTube video at 40:28.

Governor, you’re the chief executive of an enterprise that includes the Vermont Commission on Women and other groups established to benefit women. How would you answer the question, “What is a woman?”

Here is his complete response, lightly edited for ums and ahs:

“I, yeah, I haven’t contemplated an answer to that. Are you getting, are you saying that during these times, that not everyone wants to designate as a male or female, is that what you’re referring to?”

VDC: “Well, I guess that’s kind of what I’m getting at. I know that our Supreme Court justice nominee was asked that and couldn’t answer, and there does seem to be some confusion over or at least perhaps unwillingness to define what exactly a  woman is.”

“Well I think anyone who’s on the Vermont Commission on Women, I just assume that they refer to them as she or her, so I think we’re okay  there. But maybe that needs some consideration in the future. I just don’t know. I haven’t contemplated that. But I haven’t heard any outcry from the Commission or commissioner of that entity. So until such time, I guess i’m not going to be too concerned about that.”

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  1. “War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.
    Women are men”

    – George Orwell

  2. Not sure what is so hard about that question. A woman has XX chromosomes and female genitalia and breasts(or did even if she had to have a mastectomy or hysterectomy). In very rare cases a female is born with some sort of different sex chromosomes but is still considered female even though she doesn’t have XX. Anyone with XY is a male. Simple.

  3. Women are people who have the biological bodies to give birth to children period end of story.

    • “Muddling in the Madness” has been going on for WAY too long…..thanks Deb Billado!!

    • Nothing better to do then describe a female we are families who give birth . We are grandma, mom , wives, sisters , Aunts . With real breast an vaginas

  4. I was immediately reminded of the movie Billy Madison:

    “Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

  5. It’s called RINO SPEECH!

    Scott has mastered it under the full support of the Vermont GOP BIG TENT!

    • It’s ‘off the charts’. And to think the VTGOP isn’t calling him out in a major way is evidential…the party is doomed along with the defunct Dems

  6. it appears that our governor has caved to the fascism of the left-woke-“progressive” and/or ‘socialist’ agenda. Most of us knew of this regarding our latest judge, but our own Republican governor? It is NOT acceptable to tell the simple truth anymore. “Aye, Aye, Captain Bernie!” “Keep Vermont Weird” Any other woodchuck bumper stickers virtue signaling us toward the Dark Ages?

    • It’s actually of critical importance to be able to objectively define what a woman is. The Left has called our age-old obvious and biological definition into question, but has not provided an objective alternative. This is a problem.

  7. Anyone who can’t define what a woman or man is, clearly failed kindergarten and high school biology and does not belong in government service. Resign. We don’t need you.

  8. Anyone who cannot define a female is certainly a disturbed individual who is incapable of serving in public office!

  9. What is a woman?
    Our most precious gift from God!!!
    Without women – No reproduction PERIOD
    End of humanity

  10. Girls and Women are females depending on age and maturity! Based on genetics at birth!
    Boys and Men are males depending on age and maturity! Based on genetics at birth!
    Genetics are determinable at birth and are not subject to artificial adjustment or change!
    Educational Teachers, religious or otherwise, counselors, instructors, nurses or physicians and all others, involved with children less than eighteen years of age except subjects’ own parents or established guardians, may discuss gender adjustment.

  11. The elephant in the room question:
    What is a real man?
    Is that an easier question?

    …rabbit rabbit

  12. As you all might recall, the governor has stated many times when asked a question, that he just didn’t know about it. I wonder if his wife wonders if he knows if she’s a woman? How on earth did we get to this place in time? The new speak is getting very old. Even at his marriage ceremony the clergy must have said, “Do you take this woman to be your wife?”. Phil should have said, are you sure this is a woman I’m marrying? No one ever told me what a woman is. Wow! This is our state leader and Joe Biden supporter too. No wonder he’s confused.

  13. A woman is anyone who identifies as a woman. Some women used to, or still do, have a penis. Those women are often way better at things like sports. Sorry ladies, or at least those of you who don’t, or never did have a penis. Get used to it. Most of you asked for this, and yes, it’s hilarious.

    • S. Lowry,

      You can continue to lie to yourself and others, but you will also continue to feed the suffering and serious consequential damage of your lies. Gender dysphoria used to rightly be called what it is, so that truth and reality would best help the persons suffering with this condition. There are many who have overcome gender dysphoria.

      Now, rather than helping people, some like you consciously choose to lie to persons with this condition, even very young children. The lies point them to ways to worsen their condition with drugs and the mutilation of their bodies.

      I hope you will consider the damage these lies are doing to real human lives.
      Science confirms there are two physical genders, men and women. How individuals choose to behave sexually has no bearing on their innate physical, scientifically determined gender. Tell the Truth!

  14. Its the purposeful ellimination of truth. We know what women are and so do you. We also all know that we all have immune systems and natural immunity is real. Children are never born in the wrong body and white people are not inherently racist. Oh, and printed money is not free money. You are compromised! Speak for what’s right and true. If you get canceled by the party, stick your chest out, chin up and go back to work. There’s right and there’s wrong. Heaven and hell. Have you no morals or principles? What would your grandparents say? C’mon!!!

  15. He could have gone off in a lofty discussion about whether we are referring to sex or gender or whether it is determined by anatomy or psychology. In this woke age of everyone walking on eggshells, he took the safe route by just clamming up. The consequences for an honest science-based answer would be to have 500 screaming protestors on the State House lawn or on his lawn for that matter. Who can blame him? It’s not cowardice, it’s just keeping the peace.

    • When you have to deny something so simple just to keep the peace it’s time to just be honest about it and call it what it is. Going along with it by not answering the question just feeds the insanity.

    • Come On Richlachappelle!
      Let’s call a Coward a Coward!
      It’s RINO Gov. Phil fully supported by the State GOP under the BIG TENT!

  16. As a woman, I am insulted by anyone’s inability to define what I am. And no one seems to be asking how do define a “man”. The only woman who is not insulted by this is one who is a man pretending to be a woman, perhaps for personal gain or notoriety.

  17. Absolutely Pathetic. Not only with the Governors lack of being able to answer this simple baited question but the pathetic environment that the media and so called public interest groups have created. Ashamed to be a Vermonter!

  18. Video, Classic.

    You have just witnessed wordsmithing at it’s finest. He’s extremely well versed in this skill.

  19. What does it say about our government when the topic of gender is more important than out of control inflation, unprosecuted criminal conduct, unemployment, and unaffordable cost of living?

    • I believe the point is that if you are so ideologically subverted that you can’t distinguish up from down, you have no business even attempting to fix your lunch; much less the world.

  20. Too bad that much of the Vermont GOP doesnt have the spine to , at least, censure this fool.
    The man couldnt even attend the last GOP convention or , get someone to show up for him.

  21. Today I “identify” as a Picklenosed RINO posing as a Governor, tomorrow I may identify as a woman & if I’m an “Eductaor” I’ll feel FREE to force feed my “choices” to toddlers (Pre-K) & elementary school kids ad nauseum. Nevermind “educating” them to read, write, & do math. Maybe soon I can identify as a Doctor & perform surgery, why not?


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