Michael Knowles And Gen Z Feminists Debate Feminism, ‘Real Women’ And Transgenderism

NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 11: Michael Knowles appears as a guest during a taping of "Candace" Hosted By Candace Owens on January 11, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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On a popular podcast, Daily Wire host Michael Knowles and Gen Z feminists debated feminism, what it means to be a “real woman,” and the dangers of transgenderism.

During Knowles’ appearance Thursday on the “Whatever” podcast, the Daily Wire host said that feminism is “harmful” to women and said he disagrees with the Gloria Steinem belief that there is no inherent difference between men and women, something he said “totally erases women.”

“Because if a woman tries to be a man, she’s always going to fail,” Knowles told the women on the show. “I think women are great and women have a wonderful nature.”

“And when women are fully women, they can really flourish, and when they pretend to be men, they get miserable,” he added.

Knowles then pointed out why the transgender issue is ultimately harmful to women.

“Trangenderism believes that men and women are so similar that one can become the other,” Knowles told the ladies on the panel, who weren’t all in agreement with him.

“Transgenderism is men and women are so similar, they’re not complementary, sex is not immutable  … it’s actually a social construct,” he added.

Later in the three-plus hour show, the transgender issue came back up and Knowles pointed out that transgenderism is an error of feminism.

“Most reasonable people know that men can’t become a woman,” the DW host said. “This is why I have pity for feminists who are trans-exclusionary radical feminists because they don’t realize it was their own ideology that led to this.”

Near the end of the show, the topic of “What is a Woman?” was debated, with both Knowles and two out of the three Gen Z feminists agreeing that there’s a difference between what the hosts labeled a biological “real woman” and a trans-identifying male.

One of the feminists, PxieLove, said, “a woman is a person who acts and is perceived as a societal perception of a woman,” and Knowles replied, “that’s at least half of it.”


Another panelist, Farha Khalidi, opted to not give a definition without doing “more research on the topic,” over which she was blasted by the panel. While the third feminist panelist, Jazman Jafar, said she felt similar to Pxie that “trans-women and biological women are the same, but I don’t think trans-women are men either,” saying there can be an “umbrella term for women.”

Knowles pushed back on the idea and Jafar claimed that a person’s “biological identity” could be different from their “social identity.”

However, the majority of the feminists seemed to come to some agreement with Knowles that when it comes to the sports world, biological men “might” have an advantage when competing against women in female sports.

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