President Joe Biden claimed during a White House event on Wednesday that there is nothing that a man can do that a woman can’t do just as well or better.
Biden made the remarks in the South Court Auditorium at an event marking Equal Pay Day.
“There’s a lot to do, but together we can ensure that our daughters have all the same rights and opportunities as our sons,” Biden said. “And if we’re able to do this, it’ll be transformational for our nation. That’s the goal. That’s what this is all about. That’s what this team, all of you, are all about.”
“Let me make one more point. You know, I’ve told my daughters, granddaughters from the time they [were] old enough to understand what I was saying — and I mean it: There’s not a single thing a man can do that a woman can’t do as well or better,” Biden continued. “Not a single thing.”
Biden was widely mocked over the statement.
Ben Shapiro, host of The Daily Wire’s “The Ben Shapiro Show,” posted a screenshot of a headline from a news article that stated: “FC Dallas under-15 boys squad beat the U.S. Women’s National Team in a scrimmage.”
Australian political commentator Rita Panahi wrote: “Such patronising bulls**t. Women can do plenty of things better than men but there’s no denying biological reality that men are stronger & faster. How many women want this job?”
Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway wrote: “What a preposterous and sad claim. Men and women are different in many ways, and that’s a beautiful and good thing!!”
Political commentator Allie Beth Stuckey wrote: “Maybe I’m weird, but I just don’t need this patronizing nonsense to feel great about being a woman. I’m so glad there are things men can do that I can’t. I’m also pretty thrilled that I can do things men can’t, like carrying and delivering babies. I don’t want to be like a man.”