15 Facts About Anti-gender movement


Anti-gender movement is an international movement which opposes what it refers to as gender ideology, gender theory, or genderism.

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Anti-gender movement proponents are often unaware of these debates and disagreements.

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Anti-gender movement's adds that the anti-gender movement combines "gender ideology" rhetoric with attempts to exploit the existing divisions within LGBT and feminist movements.

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The Anti-gender movement accuses various actors of being bearers of "gender ideology", including "liberal, green or leftist politicians, women's rights activists, LGBT activists, gender policy officers of public administrations, and gender studies scholars".

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Alternately, the anti-gender movement is dated to the early 1980s when Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the later Pope Benedict XVI, noticed that feminist books arguing that gender was socially constructed were bestsellers in Germany and noticed changes in German law allowing transgender people to legally change their gender.

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Key proponents of the anti-gender movement include Dale O'Leary, Michel Schooyans, Tony Anatrella, Gabriele Kuby, and Marguerite Peeters.

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The anti-gender movement is not synonymous with the far-right, as not all far-right movements espouse anti-gender views, and anti-gender themes extend beyond the far-right.

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Some in the anti-gender movement consider "gender ideology" to be a totalitarian ideology, worse than Communism or Nazism.

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Anti-gender movement is closely related to right-wing populism, nationalism, and the Christian right.

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However, Paternotte rejects that the anti-gender movement is a backlash, writing that the idea is "conceptually flawed, empirically weak and politically problematic", because comparative research has shown that in different countries, the anti-gender activism is "sparked by extremely different issues".

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Lorena Sosa, assistant professor at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, states that the anti-gender movement has challenged human rights, such as protection from violence against women, and contributed to democratic erosion.

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The anti-gender movement is a fundamentally new phenomenon that was launched to establish a new world order.

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Anti-gender movement emerged in Europe in the early 2010s and, as of 2019, was making headway in Latin America.

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The Anti-gender movement is transnational, with campaigns in different countries borrowing strategies and rhetoric from other countries.

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Anti-gender movement has said that he wants to ban "gender ideology in schools".

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