What is a woman? ‘Bible gives the best answer’ says Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg has referred to the Bible when asked to define “a woman” during a radio interview.

Responding to a question posed on LBC’s Call The Cabinet, Rees-Mogg answered by pointing to God’s creation of man and woman in the book of Genesis.

Last month, Labour frontbenchers Anneliese Dodds and Yvette Cooper failed to explain what the word ‘woman’ meant during separate media interviews.

Biblical definition

A caller to the show asked the Cabinet Minister: “What is a woman? And can a woman have a penis?”

Rees-Mogg responded: “I think, as often, the Bible gives the best answer for this.”

He explained how Genesis 1:27 teaches God made both man and woman “in his own image”, adding that this definition was “quite good enough for me”.

‘Perfectly obvious’

Ress-Mogg said he did not believe a woman could have a penis.

Recognising that the transgender debate is “complex”, he called for kindness as he concluded: “There are some things that are perfectly obvious, and you can’t contradict them”.

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