Republican Senator from the United States. Marco Rubio I came back to the transgender topic on Thursday when responding to an advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it went as well as most would have expected.
The CDC Council, published on September 29, headlined: “COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant People to Prevent Serious Illness, Death and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Due to COVID-19.” “
Many read the headline, nodded and thought, “Huh. Kudos to the CDC for using a gender-neutral term to recognize that trans men and non-binary people can – and to do – get pregnant. “
Not Rubio. Do his best Impression de JK Rowling, Blond to threw a tweeter just after 4 p.m.
“” Pregnant people “? ” he wrote. “If @CDC ever finds a man pregnant, I assure you his immunization status won’t be the main thing he should be worried about. “
Rubio’s tweet received hundreds of interactions, including several comments criticizing him for being ignorant at best, intolerant at worst.
One of them assumed the former, writing: “There are people who have a uterus but who identify as men. There are literally people right now who identify with and look like men who are pregnant. Find out and then quit.
Another wrote: “Is that the message you choose to get out, not the fact that they want pregnant women to get vaccinated?” “
A third referred to Rubio’s penchant for publishing passages from the Good Book. “Don’t you have anything better to do?” she wrote. “Any passages from the Bible? “
Yet another noted that by wrapping oneself in nomenclature, Rubio had missed all the interest of the opinion: “How about worrying about the growing number of bodies in your state instead of separating the wording from the CDC guidelines?” “
But let’s go dispel with this fiction that Rubio does not know what he is doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing.
A month and a half ago, Rubio took a test to prank the CDC and at the expense of transgender people with a prototype of his Thursday joke.
Sharing an August 11 CDC notice for “pregnant people,” Rubio tweeted: “@CDC today urged pregnant and recently pregnant men to get vaccinated as they are more likely to get seriously ill with COVID-19 than non-pregnant men.”
Maybe not thinking it was a deep enough dig, he regular with: “Also according to the CDC, recent reports have shown that breastfeeding men who have received COVID-19 mRNA vaccines have antibodies in their breast milk, which could help protect their babies. “
Rubio took it upon himself to add the phrases “pregnant men” and “nursing men” to his CDC summary of information. The page Web he took a screenshot for his tweet that did not include either.
As a South Florida man, Rubio is used to heat and probably has little problem roasting himself from time to time. Between the myriad of jabs, however, some offered balanced holds.
“Even if you had a problem with existing transgender people, what is wrong with that statement? ” one person demand. “Women are people too, aren’t they? “
-Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) September 30, 2021