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Ecuador’s president castigates ‘absurd’ and ‘dangerous’ gender ideology

‘Barbarities’: Ecuador’s president castigates ‘absurd’ and ‘dangerous’ gender ideology

by Sofia Vazquez-Mellado

Quito, January 6, 2014 ( – In his last public address of 2013, Ecuador’s left wing president, Rafael Correa criticized gender ideology, calling it “absurd” and “very dangerous.”

“That natural men and women don’t exist, that biological sex does not determine man or woman, but ‘social conditions’ do, and that one has a right to choose if one is a man or a woman. Please! Come on! This won’t live up even to a minor analysis!” exclaimed the president.

“These are not theories,” he continued, “but pure and simple ideologies.”

He warned the public that these “ideologies” exist to “justify the lifestyle of those who generate them.”

“We respect them as persons,” he explained. “But we don’t share these barbarities.”

He also said he was in favor of the feminist movement that seeks equal rights for men and women. “We support it wholeheartedly,” he said.

Nevertheless, he declared himself against “fundamentalisms that propose absurd things.” (...)

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