The Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro took down a vulgar and boasting student during a question-and-answer session at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro campus Monday.
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During his speech, "Men Cannot Become Women," Shapiro concluded the talk by taking questions from the audience.
One student in particular — a self-proclaimed "mathematician and physicist" who introduced himself by boasting he'd "just won the most prestigious award in the country" — took Shapiro to task by trying to trip him up over his own presentation.
When it was clear he was out of his depth, the unnamed student began hurling profanities and using lewd and lascivious terms about Shapiro and his wife.
“I’m a mathematician and physicist, here, a double major, and I also just won the prestigious award in the country to pursue research at any institution I want," the student began. “So, I think I’m pretty qualified to say that most of what you’re saying is based on old data. ... 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."
Shapiro responded, "I literally cited the DSM 5 in the speech, and it's called gender dysphoria."
When the student realized that his attempted correction had fallen flat, he added that Shapiro "sounds like a bozo, bro."
"And you can't get no p***y and can't even get your wife wet, bro, so what's good?" the student carried on, smugly smiling at his own jokes.
The audience, however, apparently didn't find humor in the juvenile attempt to mock Shapiro and loudly began booing the student.
"So," Shapiro continued, "the nice thing about having several small children is I don't feel the necessity to have my masculinity challenged by someone like you."
The student, apparently fumbling for anything to say at this point — even overused buzzwords — fired back that Shapiro only had a "Western colonial idea of gender."
"You're right," Shapiro quipped sarcastically. "Men and women don't exist in any other culture. You're right. Nailed it."
The student, apparently continuing to grow more and more irate that he couldn't successfully challenge Shapiro on an academic level, shouted, "I'm a mathematician and a physicist!"
Shapiro, generating a round of applause, continued, "As a mathematician and physicist, what in the hell do you know about human biology that allows you to deny it? ... One other thing: If your logic is so flawed as a mathematician and physicist, I suggest that whichever institution gave you an award revoke it immediately."
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