Air Drive Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark admitted that he doesn’t know what the time period “demigender” means after saying that he helps a fellowship for them whereas testifying earlier than Congress.
Rep. Matt Gaetz was questioning Clark concerning the Brooke Owens Fellowship, which is promoted by the academy and excludes regular straight organic males who don’t establish as some type of queer.
“So that you simply stated…it’s all concerning the combating drive that we draw from, however you’re actually pushing a program within the academies that claims, if you happen to’re a cisgender girl, a transgender girl, a non-binary, a-gender, bi-gender, two-spirit, demigender — what’s demigender?” Gaetz requested.
BREAKING: U.S. Air Drive Academy Superintendent Can’t Outline Gender Ideology Phrases That They Promote on Campuses!
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) July 19, 2023
Clearly not sure of the reply, Clark tried to bounce across the query.
“Sir, that’s a — that’s a time period of the individuals which might be eligible for that exact scholarship that it’s obtainable in individual to — it’s an individual who appears to be like at their gender in a, in a unique, a unique method than I do, sir,” Clark replied.
Rep. Gaetz requested once more, what “demigender” means, prompting Clark to lastly admit, “I’m not likely certain, sir.”
Based on Wikipedia, “Demigender describes non-binary identities of somebody experiencing partial connection to sure gender.”
The Florida congressman continued this line of questioning, asking Clark if he is aware of what “agender” means.
“Sir, I don’t,” Clark replied.
Agender, in line with Wikipedia, means “not having a gender or a ‘lack of’ a gender.”
Rep. Gaetz replied, “Right here we’re pushing a fellowship, calling for those that you don’t even know what the phrases imply. And the primary group of individuals, the cisgender males are excluded…within the identify of range, fairness and inclusion. Ought to we be pushing applications that we will’t outline, that exclude the biggest group of service members?”
Clark claimed the fellowship is an “alternative to develop [cadets] as warfighters and we search for each alternative that we will.”