An Australian-born conservative commentator has told a high-profile US talk show that the feelings of trans’ people are ‘superseding’ those of biological women.
Sydney Watson, who was raised in Melbourne, appeared on the high-rating Dr Phil show that aired in mid April as part of a panel discussion on the topic ‘Are women being erased?’.
Dr Watson, who has a YouTube channel dedicated to her commentary that has nearly 900,000 subscribers, did not hold back while addressing the trans representatives who were taking part.
‘What we always seem to fixate on is the trans experience and that’s how it feels for us biological women,’ Dr Watson said.
‘We are always focusing on the trans feel or how the non-binary people feel we get left out of the conversation oftentimes and it is very frustrating for us because there are very unique issues that affect us in a way you will never understand.’
Australian-raised conservative commentator made a strong speech about biological women being ‘superseded’ by the feelings of trans people on US talk show Dr Phil
Dr Watson went to say that she wasn’t saying the experience of trans’ people is invalid ‘or that we should relegate you to the back of the bus’.
‘We live in a world that will always be different by the fact that we are biological women, we are different’ Dr Watson argued.
‘You know what’s upsetting for us to be told that our very existence is superseded by the feelings of others. That is how we feel and it is very, very, very frustrating.’
However, she stressed that women could embrace trans people and their issues.
‘I couldn’t imagine how stressful and painful it must be to be trans because you are always fighting against the biology that you have and the nature you want to have,’ Dr Watson said.
‘That has to be very challenging.’
Trans activist Chandi Moore also appeared on the Dr Phil show, which asked if women are being ‘erased’
Kent State Associate Professor in Communications twice interrupted Dr Watson and the host, former clinical psychologist and Oprah Winfrey show alumni Dr Phil McGraw, tried to interject once but she gave them both short shrift.
In posting the clip of her contribution on Twitter Dr Watson commented: ‘I mean everything I said on Dr Phil – but I especially meant it when I wouldn’t let the leftist to my side interrupt me.’
On her YouTube channel Dr Watson, 29, reflected on her appearance in a video posted on May 1.
While saying the producers and most of the staff were ‘lovely’ Dr Watson described the overall experience as a ‘sh*t show’ and ‘completely infuriating’.
Dr Watson was raised in Melbourne but now lives in the US where she has a dedicated YouTube channel with nearly 900,000 subscribers
Dr Watson said the large size of the panel that had about a dozen people taking part was not conducive to good discussion and also lamented the episode got bogged down in debate about gendered language debate or as she called it ‘gender muck’.
She said that while trans people are ‘advertised as a particularly vulnerable and misaligned minority’ their voices always seem to dominate any discussion of sex and gender.
‘The fact that I was sitting on a panel with other women desperately trying to provide adequate justification for my experiences as a female and why those experiences are unique and deserving of recognition tells you everything you need to know about the power imbalance here,’ she argued.
Despite her annoyances with the show Dr Watson said she would go back on Dr Phil if invited.
‘I wish that I had done a lot more talking during this episode,’ she said.
‘These conversations almost force us to beg to be validated as our actual sex and that is so sad it’s like a biological struggle session.’
After being raised in Melbourne by her Australian father and American mother Dr Watson moved to the US in 2019 to pursue a career as a political pundit and lives in Texas.
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