How could a popular podcaster and author produce a feature film and write a book with the title “What is a Woman?” Does not everyone know the answer to that? After all, humanity is a dimorphic species, consisting of males and females, each with its own distinctive DNA (XY or XX) and gametes (sperm or egg). …. When Walsh asks Dr. Michelle Focier, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and an Assistant Dean of Admissions at the Brown University Alpert Medical School, what a women is “in reality, truth,” she responds: “Whose truth are we talking about?” she retorted. “The same truth that says we’re sitting in this room right now, you and I. We’re not on a plane in the sky. We’re not in Victorian England.” “My patients’ truth isn’t determined by you,” Dr. Forcier said, matter of factly. This muck about truth is postmodernism applied to gender. There is no fixed and objective truth, especially related to human existence. Our identities are constructed, deconstructed, and may be reconstructed—all without appeal to any objective and normative standard outside of ourselves. Even more, the hard and unambiguous physical reality of biology is ignored or discounted. The body is mere stuff to be manipulated as one pleases; it not taken to be “fearfully and wonderfully made,” as Scripture teaches (Psalm 139:14).
This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with long-time Jᴏᴜʀɴᴀʟ author Douglas Groothuis who is Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary, about his article, “Defining the Meaning of Woman (Review of Matt Walsh’s Documentary Film and Book, What Is a Woman?)” in the forthcoming 45:2-3 (Fall 2022) edition of the Christian Research Journal.
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Other articles and Postmodern Realities podcasts featuring this author
Sexual Identity and the Biblical Philosophy of Gender” in the 45: 1/2 edition of the Christian Research Journal
And many more, Dr. Groothuis has written articles for us for over 30 years.