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An Australian senator publicly declared himself a woman on November 14 while “defending” himself against attacks from left-wing politicians regarding abortion.
Queensland politician Barry O’Sullivan made the declaration in response to an argument he had had earlier in the week regarding late-term abortion, in which he was told by Greens senator Larissa Waters to keep his “rosaries off [her] ovaries”.
“I am going to declare my gender today, as I can, to be a woman and then you’ll no longer be able to attack me,” O’Sullivan told the chamber, on November 14.
O’Sullivan’s Wikipedia page was soon edited to change “he/him” pronouns to “she/her” pronouns. Credit: ParlView via Storyful