Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea are making their rounds with the press in order to promote their new book titled The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.
One of such “stories” includes the tale of Danica Roem – a transgender woman who became the first transsexual to be a state legislator.
In an interview with the Sunday Times, the subject was brought up when an interviewer asked the Clinton girls is someone with a beard and penis could identify as a woman.
Chelsea Clinton quickly, emphatically responded a confident, “Yes,” but Hillary wasn’t too sure!
The interviewer of the Clintons said Hillary looked “uneasy,” and responded the following,
“Errr. I’m just learning about this. It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw. It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently,” Hillary said.
Turns out this is one subject mother and daughter don’t exactly see eye to eye on!
The Daily Mail said the following about the seemingly uncomfortable interview with the Clintons:
It may appear Hillary and Chelsea Clinton always see eye-to-eye, but in a recent interview one topic cracked the facade of the like-minded mother-daughter power duo.
The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don't appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons if someone with a beard and a penis can ever be a woman, to which Chelsea replied emphatically, 'Yes.'
However, as Aitkenhead describes it, Hillary looked 'uneasy', and blamed generational gaps for being less accepting.
'Errr. I'm just learning about this,' Hillary responded. 'It's a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw. It's going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently.'
The Clintons sat sown with Aitkenhead to promote the book they co-authored, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.
The book features Danica Roem, the first trans woman elected to a U.S. state legislature.
According Aitkenhead's account, she tells Hillary during the interview that many British feminists of Hillary's generation have a problem with the idea that a 'lesbian who doesn't want to sleep with someone who has a penis is transphobic.'
Hillary nods in agreement, while Chelsea 'stiffens and stares at me', according to Aitkenhead.
The journalist then adds that many women of Hillary's generation are uncomfortable with biological males sharing women's bathrooms.
'I would say that, absolutely,' Hillary nods firmly. 'Absolutely. Yes.'
That's when Chelsea begins shooting a 'furious stare' at Aitkenhead, who points it out to her.
'I'm a terrible actor', Chelsea laughs.
Chelsea, meanwhile, expressed approval of the British National Health Service’s decision to assign patients to single sex wards based on their gender identity instead of their biological sex.
“How can you treat someone if you don’t recognize who they feel and know in their core they are?” Chelsea said. “And I strongly support children being able to play on the sports teams that match their own gender identity.”
“I think we need to be doing everything we can to support kids in being whoever they know themselves to be and discovering who they are,” Chelsea said.
The Blaze also said:
It appears Hillary and Chelsea Clinton — who typically present a united front when it comes to just about everything political — aren't exactly on the same page when it comes to transgender self-identification, the Daily Mail reported.
While promoting their co-authored book, "The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience," the pair sat down for an interview with The Sunday Times — and journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked them if someone with a beard and a penis can ever be a woman.
Chelsea Clinton said "yes," the Daily Mail said, citing the Sunday Times piece.
But Chelsea's mom looked "uneasy" about the concept, the outlet said.
"Errr. I'm just learning about this," Hillary Clinton replied, the Daily Mail said. "It's a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw. It's going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently."
But the former Democratic presidential nominee was more certain about other issues.
Aitkenhead noted that when she noted to Hillary Clinton that many British feminists of her generation disagree with the notion that a "lesbian who doesn't want to sleep with someone who has a penis is transphobic," the outlet said.
While Hillary Clinton nodded in agreement, Chelsea "stiffens and stares at me," the journalist recounted, the Daily Mail said.
Further, it was posed that many women of Hillary Clinton's generation are uncomfortable with biological males sharing women's bathrooms — to which she nodded and replied, "I would say that, absolutely. Absolutely. Yes," the outlet said.