Jill Biden Gives International Women of Courage Award to Biological Man

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March 9, 2023

First lady Jill Biden celebrated International Women's Day Wednesday by presenting an International Women Of Courage award to a biological male who identifies as a woman.

At the White House's annual International Women of Courage ceremony, Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken awarded 11 "extraordinary women" who are "working to build a brighter future for all," the State Department said in a press release. Included in that list was Alba Rueda, a transgender biological man and Argentina’s special envoy for sexual orientation and gender identity in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, and Worship.

The Biden administration joined the numerous other liberal organizations taking pains to include transgender people in March's Women's History month. Washington, D.C., Public Libraries announced this month's theme "honors all women, including trans women, and femme individuals who have made it their life's work to capture our stories." Hershey Canada, in a special #HerforShe ad campaign, featured transgender male Fae Johnstone on its candy wrappers.

"It’s International Women’s Day—a good time to remember that Democrats can’t even tell you what a woman is," Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R., Ark.) tweeted Wednesday. Last summer, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson told the Senate Judiciary Committee she could not actually define a woman.

The White House introduced Rueda as a "transgender woman who was kicked out of classrooms, barred for sitting for exams, refused job opportunities, subjected to violence, and rejected by her family. But in the face of these challenges, she worked to end violence and discrimination against the LGBTQ plus community in Argentina."

In touting Rueda's transgender activism, the State Department noted Rueda's "campaigning" to change the name of the National Women’s Conference to the "Plurinational Conference of Women and Lesbian, Cross-Dresser, Transgender, Bisexual, Intersex, and Non-Binary Persons."

"Apparently men are a lot better at being women than women are. Step up your game, ladies," Townhall columnist Derek Hunter joked.