Matt Walsh speaks to students at the University of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA – Podcast host and conservative commentator Matt Walsh spoke Thursday night at the University of Alabama (UA) about his new documentary, “What Is a Woman?”, which challenges the logic of the gender ideology movement.

Walsh hosts the Daily Wire’s “The Matt Walsh Show” podcast and is also the author of the best-selling children’s book “Johnny the Walrus.”

According to Capstone Free Pressthe conservative student newspaper at UA, Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) announced the event on September 27. Later that month, YAF volunteers collected data from pedestrians on campus, asking them, “What is a woman?”

The UA Student Government Association (SGA) approved $7,135.53 for the Sept. 29 event, despite several attempts by SGA senators to delay the decision.

Earlier this month, posters promoting the event disappeared around the UA campus. A group of students doused the chalk advertisements painted on the UA sidewalks by YAF members with water.

The Capstone Free Press said it obtained screenshots of messages sent in a group message to the UA chapter of Planned Parenthood Generation Action, in which the group’s leader announced she was organizing protests with “like-minded” campus organizations.

UA’s queer student organization he announced on Instagram, it would be a protest against Walsh’s presence on campus. They also put up posters around the campus.

According to Campus reformWalsh’s campus tour also sparked protests at the University of Central Florida and the University of Houston.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that protesters also gathered at his University of Wisconsin-Madison. Protesters vandalized the campus with profane graffiti.

YAF posted a video on Twitter of protesters on the Madison campus shredding and eating pages from a Bible.

About 50 to 60 protesters gathered at the UA quad ahead of Thursday’s event with signs, some containing profanity and calling Walsh a pedophile.

“Matt Walsh wants to define woman so badly because he hopes it will include underage girls,” read one.

“Matt, tell your wife to call me when she wants to have a good time,” read another.

The event began with a screening of the documentary, followed by a speech by Walsh.

There, Walsh spoke out against the hypocrisy of the gender ideology movement, especially those who seek gender-affirming care for minors, who he says are not mature enough to make such an irreversible decision.

“This is a particularly horrible, heinous crime because children cannot choose to transition,” Walsh said. “They can’t agree to be maimed or drugged… Take a three-year-old to Baskin-Robbins and ask him what flavor he prefers. He’ll give you 14 different answers and break down in tears.”

Walsh accused doctors who support gender ideology of harming people and later suggested that some of them do so because it makes them more money. Trans people who undergo sex surgery must receive artificial hormones for the rest of their lives, making them “patients for life,” according to Walsh.

“It’s barbaric and it’s evil,” Walsh said.

But this wasn’t Walsh’s only bone to pick in this move.

He said gender ideology is “harmful, toxic and generally insane” and “attacks our knowledge of ourselves”.

“One cannot live in such a state,” Walsh insisted. “They certainly cannot prosper or be happy in such a state.

“It’s no surprise that Americans are reporting record levels of anxiety at a time when these kinds of ideas are taking hold.”

Walsh took the time to run through the most common objections to his stance against gender ideologies, which he says include people who claim that sex and gender are the same, arguing that infertile women and intersex people are proof that gender is fluid, suggesting that the binary concept of gender is just a western concept and the claim that trans people will commit suicide if they are not affirmed.

“If there were hundreds of millions of unconfirmed ones in history [trans children]there shouldn’t be a constant overwhelming tragic epidemic… [kids] killing each other en masse?” Walsh asked.

“Childhood suicide is now a transaffirmation issue,” he continued. “Transaffirmation Causes Child Suicide.”

At the end of his speech, Walsh said he has received death threats for his research and position, but that doesn’t stop him.

“Life can have no meaning except in truth,” Walsh said. “There’s nothing to fight for but the truth. There’s nothing to live for… That’s why I won’t give up.”

Walsh was the host of YAF, one of the largest conservative student organizations on UAs campus.

“Even in conservative states like Alabama, the left’s radical agenda has reached universities,” said a YAF national office representative. “That’s why Young America’s Foundation is proud to partner with Matt Walsh and the Daily Wire to bring his important message of common sense and common sense to crowds on campuses across America.”

UA YAF Chapter President Wyatt Eichholz said he is grateful for the successful event and everyone who helped make it happen.

“It was a lot of hard work from a lot of people,” Eichholz said. “We had a lot of opposition, but we’re very grateful to the people who made it happen. I think it’s an important event, so I’m glad it could happen. I know the people who were against us didn’t want to make it happen. And they put a lot of work into it, but all they really did was show us how important this issue is. That’s fuel to the fire, man. That’s why I’m really here.”

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