Don't worry, @ENBrown. Calling on people to punch @benshapiro in the face directly violates Twitter's policy against inciting targeted violence, but it doesn't violate the SPIRIT of the policy; which is precisely to malign easy targets on the Right.
Shapiro has kept it no secret how he feels about the movement, often calling them “mentally ill”, a stance that has never received love from anyone Liberal, Democrat, or Left. This is simply an extension of that.
Speaking at Ferris State University, Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro took on transgenderism and pro-abortion advocates in the Q&A after the speech, crushing their arguments in the process. The exchange is below, followed by the video:
Young woman: How do you say that some people don’t have real privilege when you basically just said that trans people aren’t valid, they’re not a thing, they’re just boys pretending to be girls or girls pretending to be boys? Gender is a completely different thing.
Shapiro: No. Gender is not disconnected from sex. So –
Young woman: It’s not completely disconnected, but it’s still a cultural thing, it’s still a problem in society, it’s still in the mind.
Shapiro: No, it is not in the mind, okay. You’re not a man if you think you’re a man. I didn’t say “pretending,” or if I did, I shouldn’t have said “pretending,” let me amend –
Young woman: You said, “playing.”
Shapiro: I said, “A boy who thinks he’s a girl.” That’s the usual phraseology I use; not “playing.” I usually say, “A boy who thinks he’s a girl” or “a girl who thinks she’s a boy.,” which is technically what we’re talking about here. As far as the actual psychological issues at play, it used to be called gender identity disorder; now they call it gender dysphoria. The idea that sex or gender is malleable is not true. I’m not denying your humanity if you are a transgender person; I am saying that you are not the sex which you claim to be. You’re still a human being, and you’re a human being with an issue then I wish you Godspeed in dealing with it in any whatever way you see fit, but if you’re going to dictate to me that I’m supposed to pretend, I’m supposed to pretend that men are women and women are men, no. My answer is no. I’m not going to- I’m not going to modify basic biology because it threatens your subjective sense of what you are.
Young woman: Okay, but you’re still saying that these kids should like, not be accepted because they don’t really fit in either place? They can’t just like—
Shapiro: I’m saying that the Boy Scouts have a standard. You must be a biological boy to be a Boy Scout. You have to be a boy to be a Boy Scout.
Young woman: Where is that written, though?
Shapiro: In the name, “Boy Scouts.” Because for all of human history, boy meant boy and girl meant girl. Boy did not mean girl.