While taking questions at an event Monday, Daily Wire editor emeritus Ben Shapiro got into a heated exchange with one college student who tried to insult him.
Shapiro was giving his speech, titled “Men cannot become women,” at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro when a student said Shapiro was using “old data” to support the idea that there are two genders.
The student described himself as a “mathematician and physicist” who “just won the most prestigious award in the country”.
“I think I’m pretty qualified to say that most of what you’re saying is based on old data,” he said. “I literally cited a study from last month, but sure,” Shapiro responded.
“Like, for example, gender identity disorder, that’s a DSM 4 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), bro. We use the DSM 5, now,” the student said.
“I literally cited the DSM 5 in the speech, and it’s called gender dysphoria,” Shapiro said before the student mocked him and said Shapiro “sounds like a bozo, bro”.
“And you get no p**** and can’t even get your wife w**, bro, so what’s good?” the student continued, smiling to himself.
“So, the nice thing about having several small children is I don’t feel the necessity to have my masculinity challenged by someone like you,” Shapiro said. The student then claimed Shapiro uses a “western colonial idea of gender”.
“You’re right, men and women don’t exist in any other culture,” Shapiro responded sarcastically. “You’re right, nailed it”.
“I’m a mathematician and a physicist!” the student yelled.
“As a mathematician and physicist, what in the hell do you know about human biology that allows you to deny it?” Shapiro responded.
The student pointed out that Shapiro got his law degree from Harvard and asked “what do you know about biology?”
Shapiro ended the exchange saying “if your logic is so flawed as a mathematician and physicist, I would suggest that whichever institution gave you an award, revoke it immediately”.