‘What is a Woman?’: A Review

 

The Daily Wire released Matt Walsh’s documentary about the transgender movement afflicting American society to subscribers on Tuesday night, the start of Pride month. They admitted in their Daily Wire Backstage discussion on the subject that it was an exercise in trolling. I watched it that night and have since cast it to the living room TV for Elder and Mr. C to watch with me.

It’s no doubt an overused phrase, but this may be the most important (entertaining, moving, hilarious, . . .) documentary you see this year. Or at least until Candace Owens’ movie on George Floyd and the rise of BLM comes out later in the month.

I won’t be giving too much away when I tell you, Scott Newgent, founder of TReVoices, and himself a trans man, is the hero of the movie. He reveals in personal and painful terms just how transition surgeries affected him. He’s passionately opposed to the mutilation of children going on in this country, both physical and chemical. And the movie pulls no punches. You’ll get to meet the Mengele of transition surgery, too, among the other wicked purveyors of “affirming” medical and psychological malpractice.

What is a Woman? is only available to subscribers to The Daily Wire. You’ll need either the Insider membership at $12/month or All Access at $20/month to watch it. It’s worth every penny.

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  1. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    Neat business model; offer content to paid subscribers. I wonder if it will catch on.

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  2. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Neat business model; offer content to paid subscribers. I wonder if it will catch on.

    Works if you can get it into a subscription model with a relatively small daily/weekly/monthly/yearly cost.

    At this point I am going to need a subscription to manage all my subscriptions.  

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  3. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
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    It is telling that most Lefties are afraid to answer “What is a women?”   But “trans” people are willing to give you a definition that involves “feeling pretty” and other superficial things–things a 4 year old would say.

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  4. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Subscribers made the high-quality production of What is a Woman? possible. If this is the type of content The Daily Wire is going to be producing, it’s a better value than Netflix or Amazon Prime. The DW crew discusses the business model (in the process of selling subscriptions) while talking to Matt Walsh and the director in their Backstage episode:

    The trailers for their upcoming releases start at 59:30.

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  5. Vance Richards Member
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    It was very well done. Some parts were funny, other parts were sad and disturbing. I am amazed at how calm and serious Walsh is when being given such ridiculous answers to some of his questions. While it certainly has its “look at how crazy these people are” parts, it goes a lot deeper than that. I would definitely recommend it. My teenaged kids liked it too.

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  6. Stina Member
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Neat business model; offer content to paid subscribers. I wonder if it will catch on.

    Works if you can get it into a subscription model with a relatively small daily/weekly/monthly/yearly cost.

    At this point I am going to need a subscription to manage all my subscriptions.

    It’s funny because Ricochet’s model is that WE get to provide stuff by paying a subscription. Ricochet doesn’t really provide any original content to subscribers.

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  7. RyanFalcone Member
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    I’ve seen some snipets on Walsh’s show. My takaway is just the same old “These people are truly deranged.”

    I remember reading a scholarly journal article about postmodernism as an undergrad in the mid-90’s and thinking to myself “These people are truly deranged.” It is almost 30 years down the road and these folks are running most of our institutions when they should’ve been soundly drummed out of society if not imprisoned as the deviant, degenerate, defectives that they are decades ago.

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  8. Nohaaj Coolidge
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    Not The Bee has an interesting article on Walsh’s production 

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  9. Vance Richards Member
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    It should be pointed out that the Daily Wire had a cyberattack during the premiere. It took me a while to login. The left is used to controlling the media, and thus the narrative, so they don’t know what to do when opposition hits. One choice would be to defend your position, the other is to try and silence the opposition. They chose the latter.

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  10. WI Con Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    It was very well done. Some parts were funny, other parts were sad and disturbing. I am amazed at how calm and serious Walsh is when being given such ridiculous answers to some of his questions. While it certainly has its “look at how crazy these people are” parts, it goes a lot deeper than that. I would definitely recommend it. My teenaged kids liked it too.

    I enjoyed it, some of the travelling to various locations and trolling were a bit ham-handed but those longer form interviews with those “Therapists and Doctors” – those people are truly disturbed, evil and should be prosecuted for bodily and emotional harm. Waiting for elected sherrifs and local & state DA’s in Red States to start doing this. Adults involved with those Drag Queen Story Hours and Field Trips should be arrested and prosecuted as well. 

    Was good to see it reiterated that without the Left being able to Censor or intimidate the majority populace, their position on this and other issues simply disolve & crumble. Would have liked to hear more of the Jordan Peterson interview. Living with the proposition that: “I’m a man/women that…is attracted to other men/women, likes/doesn’t like welding, likes sports, likes babies or traditional gender roles” is so much easier to tolerate than the delusion, the lie, that identifying as makes one become a man or women.  That delusion is simply cultural  power being excersied (backed up by The State and Big Business). 

     

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  11. WI Con Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    It should be pointed out that the Daily Wire had a cyberattack during the premiere. It took me a while to login. The left is used to controlling the media, and thus the narrative, so they don’t know what to do when opposition hits. One choice would be to defend your position, the other is to try and silence the opposition. They chose the latter.

    Same with 2,000 Mules. Without censorship, they’re in real trouble. 

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  12. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Nohaaj (View Comment):

    Not The Bee has an interesting article on Walsh’s production

    The author hasn’t seen the movie yet. He really should. It is remarkable how Matt Walsh keeps a calm demeanor and asks straightforward questions — even of the members of the Maasai, he doesn’t reveal what he really thinks about gender ideology (he talks about this in the Backstage episode linked above). But, it’s the effect that’s so compelling. He lets the evil of these people and these ideas expose themselves. 

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  13. WI Con Member
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Nohaaj (View Comment):

    Not The Bee has an interesting article on Walsh’s production

    The author hasn’t seen the movie yet. He really should. It is remarkable how Matt Walsh keeps a calm demeanor and asks straightforward questions — even of the members of the Maasai, he doesn’t reveal what he really thinks about gender ideology (he talks about this in the Backstage episode linked above). But, it’s the effect that’s so compelling. He lets the evil of these people and these ideas expose themselves.

    I was embarassed of Western ‘Civilization’ and The United States during that segment with the Maasai. Those people must think we’re pathetic. Africans in general must think we’re all about Gay & Trans and solar panels – and they’ll reject us for China for it.

    Makes me wonder with the ‘War on Terror’ how much of the general Middle Eastern populace we simply alienated by foisting this kind of idiocy on them. Girls in schools are one thing – Rainbows and Gay this, Trans that are another. 

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  14. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    It was very well done. Some parts were funny, other parts were sad and disturbing. I am amazed at how calm and serious Walsh is when being given such ridiculous answers to some of his questions. While it certainly has its “look at how crazy these people are” parts, it goes a lot deeper than that. I would definitely recommend it. My teenaged kids liked it too.

    Perhaps they might invite friends over for a watch party.  

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  15. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Stina (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Neat business model; offer content to paid subscribers. I wonder if it will catch on.

    Works if you can get it into a subscription model with a relatively small daily/weekly/monthly/yearly cost.

    At this point I am going to need a subscription to manage all my subscriptions.

    It’s funny because Ricochet’s model is that WE get to provide stuff by paying a subscription. Ricochet doesn’t really provide any original content to subscribers.

    But the cast of characters is long and distinguished 

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  16. Justin Other Lawyer Coolidge
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    WI Con (View Comment):

    I enjoyed it, some of the travelling to various locations and trolling were a bit ham-handed but those longer form interviews with those “Therapists and Doctors” – those people are truly disturbed, evil and should be prosecuted for bodily and emotional harm.

     

    Serious question–what do you mean by “ham-handed”.  Admittedly, I’m not the most creative guy, but nothing about the traveling/trolling stood out negatively to me.  Just curious what you saw.  Thanks.

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  17. kylez Member
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    I was hoping there would be a post. I watched it last night, and was very impressed. Will probably be thinking about it for several days. 

    The “physician”, Dr. Forcier, with the blue hair was a clown, and I can’t help but wonder if she is actually a doctor. She had a strong streak of the New Age about her. It was great to see interviews with oppositional doctors etc. People need to see their intelligence and articulateness, and know that this madness hasn’t affected them all, or even most.

    I took some solace in the fact that Newgent said the surgery is around $70,000.   

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  18. Al Sparks Thatcher
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Neat business model; offer content to paid subscribers. I wonder if it will catch on.

    Works if you can get it into a subscription model with a relatively small daily/weekly/monthly/yearly cost.

    At this point I am going to need a subscription to manage all my subscriptions.

    I haven’t looked into it, but there is an app for that.

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  19. Al Sparks Thatcher
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    Stina (View Comment):
    It’s funny because Ricochet’s model is that WE get to provide stuff by paying a subscription. Ricochet doesn’t really provide any original content to subscribers.

    Well, sort of.  I think that some of the regular contributors are getting paid.

    Ricochet is a commenting site that happens to have paid contributors, while NRO is a site of paid contributors that happens to have a comment section, which is mostly, but not all, outsourced to Facebook.

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  20. Al Sparks Thatcher
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    Just a quibble, but the OP isn’t a review, but a promotion.

    I watched the documentary and thought it was great.  Walsh and crew did a great job.

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  21. Western Chauvinist Member
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    kylez (View Comment):

    I was hoping there would be a post. I watched it last night, and was very impressed. Will probably be thinking about it for several days.

    The “physician”, Dr. Forcier, with the blue hair was a clown, and I can’t help but wonder if she is actually a doctor. She had a strong streak of the New Age about her. It was great to see interviews with oppositional doctors etc. People need to see their intelligence and articulateness, and know that this madness hasn’t affected them all, or even most.

    I took some solace in the fact that Newgent said the surgery is around $70,000.

    I wish “clown” covered it. This woman is a pediatrician!!! I said to Elder, “can you imagine taking your child to that doctor for any reason?” OMG. She’s just evil to do what she does to children. These people should be in jail.

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  22. Western Chauvinist Member
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    I have the same reaction to abortion doctors. Doctors are supposed to be in the healing business, not the murder and mutilation business. You have to be under the influence of evil to seek out services from these monsters.

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  23. Ansonia Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    It should be pointed out that the Daily Wire had a cyberattack during the premiere. It took me a while to login. The left is used to controlling the media, and thus the narrative, so they don’t know what to do when opposition hits. One choice would be to defend your position, the other is to try and silence the opposition. They chose the latter.

    I don’t see how anyone who watched this wouldn’t recognize that the people being interviewed are choosing  silencing over defending their position because they know their position, and whatever is motivating them to hold that position, is indefensible. The behavioral clues that they’re trying to hide where they’re coming from are almost overwhelming.

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  24. RufusRJones Member
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    You have to pay for decent right wing media that affects society. Breitbart News Daily is outstanding.

    I could be talked out of this, but I prefer doing that than giving money to politicians.

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  25. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Republicans should criminalize “affirmation” therapies whether psychological, chemical, or surgical, and put the practitioners in jail. Seriously red states. Get busy. Kids with genuine gender dysphoria need real treatments, not “affirmation” and mutilation. I’m of the opinion all gender transition surgeries should be outlawed at any age.

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  26. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    @DaveSchmidt

    kylez (View Comment):

    I was hoping there would be a post. I watched it last night, and was very impressed. Will probably be thinking about it for several days.

    The “physician”, Dr. Forcier, with the blue hair was a clown, and I can’t help but wonder if she is actually a doctor. She had a strong streak of the New Age about her. It was great to see interviews with oppositional doctors etc. People need to see their intelligence and articulateness, and know that this madness hasn’t affected them all, or even most.

    I took some solace in the fact that Newgent said the surgery is around $70,000.

    The local armed forces recruiting center guys tell me that some are signing up with the expectation that the military will pay for their reassignment surgeries.   

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  27. Western Chauvinist Member
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):
    I could be talked out of this, but I prefer doing that than giving money to politicians.

    Oh, absolutely! 

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  28. MarciN Member
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Neat business model; offer content to paid subscribers. I wonder if it will catch on.

    Works if you can get it into a subscription model with a relatively small daily/weekly/monthly/yearly cost.

    At this point I am going to need a subscription to manage all my subscriptions.

    I read an ad a few years ago that me laugh. It was a program that you could run against your checking account to identify subscription automatic withdrawals that you were paying for and possibly forgotten you had signed up. I know exactly that happened to people. Too funny. 

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  29. RufusRJones Member
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):
    Kids with genuine gender dysphoria need real treatments, not “affirmation” and mutilation.

    I’ve said this before. Dennis Prager has a psychiatrist on semi-regularly. The time he talked about this, he emphasized that if you’ve actually got it it’s a real bitch. 

    We have all of these amateurs babbling about it in public and in schools. It’s a disaster. They need to shut up. 

    Why do schools need to talk about anything that is psychological or political? Teachers need to figure out how to spot kids that need help and then make a referral. 

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  30. Skyler Coolidge
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    One of the tactics of communists is to make claims that are outrageously untrue just to bog the opposition down in attempts to disprove their lunacy.  Communists don’t care about this issue except to stop us from talking about things that matter.

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