A Berkeley law professor called out Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.)
a “transphobic” line of questioning Tuesday
Tuesday during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, after the GOP senator criticized her
Americans who can get pregnant, and that there are women who do not have the capacity for pregnancy.
As Hawley continued to challenge Bridges’ word choice, she said she wanted to “recognize that your line of questioning is transphobic and it opens up trans people to violence.”
Bridges responded, “we have a good time in my class” and told Hawley he “should join” it, adding, “You might learn a lot.”
"We are here because the Supreme Court has rectified a mistake that has affected the lives of millions," said ranking member Sen.
Some have insisted on that, however, with New York Times op-ed writer Pamela Paul claiming that using people instead of women means "women don't count."
Following the Supreme Court's ruling last month, some progressives have increasingly used the term "pregnant people" -- as opposed to "women"
"Is this how you run your classroom? Are students allowed to question you or are they also treated like this?" Hawley asked.
"We have a good time in my class," Bridges shot back. "You should join. You might learn a lot."