Opinion: A Curmudgeonly Response to “Gender Ideology”: “E pur si muove!”

Gender in humans is no more fixed and immovable than is Earth in the heavens.

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, BRAZIL - President Bolsonaro’s radical-right administration has publicly stated that there is no difference between sex and gender; since the Garden of Eden, there have only been two sexes – “male and female created He them”.

Accordingly, Brazil’s Foreign Service officers have received instructions to resist any attempts to include phrases such as “gender equality”, “gender inequality”, “gender fluidity” or “gender identity” in official documents, and to resist any efforts by the UN or other international entities to bring gender differences into human rights discussions.

In parallel, within Brazil’s educational system, the administration has declared . . .

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