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Joy Reid says she's 'sick of right-wing men' asking her 'stupid, basic biology questions' such as 'What is a woman?' and 'Are babies valuable?'
Image source: TikTok video screenshot via @msnbcjoy

Joy Reid says she's 'sick of right-wing men' asking her 'stupid, basic biology questions' such as 'What is a woman?' and 'Are babies valuable?'

MSNBC host Joy Reid took aim at what she called "right wing, Christian* nationalist, abortion-obsessed trolls" in a video posted to TikTok late last week.

What are the details?

“I am so sick of right-wing men coming into my mentions and asking me stupid, basic biology questions like, ‘What is a woman?’ and ‘Are babies valuable?'” Reid said in the beginning of the clip, her exaggerated smile failing to veil her annoyance.

She added, "I have given birth to not one, not two, but three full humans. And raised them with the help of my husband. I am mother, but I'm not your mother. If you need answers to basic biological questions, you need to Google it or ask your momma. Again, I'm a mother, but I'm not your mother. Stay out of my mentions. Be blessed."

Here's the clip:

@msnbcjoy A message to my right wing, Christian* nationalist, abortion-obsessed trolls. #beblessed #abortion #whatisawoman #endtrolling #stoponlineharrasment ♬ original sound - Joy-Ann Reid

What's the background?

It isn't clear from Reid's video exactly what sparked her pseudo warning to "right-wing, Christian* nationalist, abortion-obsessed trolls," but she's been in the news lately in regard to the hearings prior to last week's Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson — who infamously said she couldn't define the word "woman" because she's "not a biologist." Jackson is slated to be the first black woman on the high court after Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement takes effect this summer.

Reid also called Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas "thuggish" and a "cretin" after he questioned Jackson's writings and rulings as a federal judge late last month.

In addition, Reid accused Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of being a pawn of fellow Republican South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, tweeting last week that Scott will "go along with Lindsey's barking-dog racism against Judge Jackson."

Appearing on "Fox and Friends," Scott shot back at Reid: "What is so offensive about what Joy is saying is that a black man cannot think for himself, that I have to follow somebody else. That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard."

Scott added that such a pervasive left-wing viewpoint "is vile, it is offensive, and we should stop allowing the liberal media to push these stories by their hosts that want one thing and one thing only: Progressive, liberal policies that make it harder for African-Americans — not easier."

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