(PatrioticPost.com)- Last Wednesday, First Lady Jill Biden, along with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, presented the State Department’s “International Women of Courage” awards at a White House ceremony as part of International Women’s Day, and among those to receive an award was a biological male who “identifies” as a woman.
In total, the White House event honored ten women plus the biological male with the award that recognizes the “courage,” “leadership,” and “strength” of supposed women who advocate for human rights, peace, and justice, as well as “gender equity and equality” throughout the world.
According to the State Department, the 11 individuals awarded last week were selected for their work in building “a brighter future for all.”
The State Department began presenting the “International Women of Courage” awards in 2007 and has since awarded over 180 women representing more than 80 countries.
And now, the “International Women of Courage” award has also been bestowed on a man.
During the ceremony, the First Lady honored Alba Rueda, an Argentinian man who identifies as a woman. Reuda is Argentina’s Special Envoy for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and is the first “transgendered” elected to office.
Naturally, the State Department’s decision to honor a man as an International Woman of Courage on International Women’s Day prompted mockery and derision on social media.
Arkansas Republican Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter that International Women’s Day is the perfect time to remind people that Democrats aren’t able to say what a woman is.
Conservative talk show host Dana Loesch blasted Jill Biden for diminishing women on International Women’s Day, adding, “Erasing women is abusive.”
According to the State Department, Rueda was honored in part for successfully changing the name of the National Women’s Conference to also include lesbians, cross-dressers, transgenders, bisexuals, intersex, and non-binary people.