Bukele Detransitions Gender Theory From El Salvador Public Schools; Milei Calls It "Political Tool"

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Thursday, Mar 07, 2024 - 11:00 PM

Last week, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele told a packed audience at CPAC that gender theory is an blight on society, and said he believes that it's "important that the curriculum doesn’t [include] gender ideology and all these [other] things," adding "parents should be informed and have a say in what their children are going to learn."

Following his comments, El Salvador's Ministry of Education announced that it will stop teaching gender theory to children.

"Confirmed: we have removed all traces of gender ideology from public schools," Minister of Education José Mauricio Pineda told El Pais.

Bukele, 42, won his re-election bid with 84% of thevote, while his Nuevas Ideas (New Ideas) party is now the primary political force in the country. They have widespread support of the Salvadorian population, which is in alignment on issues such as gender theory and sex education.

According to Pineda, "every use or trace of gender ideology" has been "removed from public schools."

Salvadorian feminists are of course screeching over the decision.

"Bukele is a messianic figure, a patriarchal leader… a [paternalistic] president who watches over us and who [seems to think that he’s] anointed by God," said human rights activist Celia Medrano, in a statement to El Pais. "He’s a highly conservative man with a very clear tendency to manipulate religion [in favor of] the message that women have to be kept at home."

Meanwhile in Argentina, President Javier Milei is on a similar mission to undo years of feminist policies - demoting the Minister of Women, Gender and Diversity to the level of undersecretary, and announcing that the government will prohibit so-called 'inclusive' language and "anything related to the gender perspective" in the administration.

The country's 144 telephone line for victims of gender-based violence, and shelters created for them, were recently eliminated as part of recent budget cuts.

In response, feminist movements will be out in force on March 8, International Women's Day.

Beyond El Salvador and Argentina, in Columbia, voters rejected a peace agreement between the Santos government and FARC guerillas - because among other things, the agreements included a push for equality between men, women, LGBTQ+ and other 'diverse' identities.

The rejection that took place at the polls that October had been brewing for months. Evangelical and Catholic groups, with the support of former president Álvaro Uribe’s party, had taken to the streets that summer to protest against the government’s “indoctrination in gender identity” due to its guidelines on sexuality.


María Fernanda Cabal, the leading senator of the most radical right wing, is a firm defender of these theses. She repeated the phrase: “Gender ideology is disgusting.” -El Pais

One of the earliest leaders to reject DEI and gender ideology  was former President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro - whose government attempted to eliminate gender perspective in schools, only to be struck down by the country's Supreme Court as being unconstitutional.

That said, Bolsonaro’s head of cultural policy did veto 'inclusive language' from projects seeking tax beneffits, and the former president himself mocked the Argentine government after Alberto Fernández insisted on using such language in his official commnications.

"How does that help your people? The only thing that has changed is that now there are shortages, poverty, and unemployment. May God protect our Argentine brothers and help us get out of this difficult situation," he said.

El Pais also notes Chile and the "ultraconservatives of Mexico" as opposing gender ideology.

"Let’s recover the language, no more cultural deformation," said Chilean Republican Party under José Antonio Kast during his first presidential run ahead of the country's 2021 elections. "the so-called inclusive language is part of a political-ideological agenda, and not a cultural agenda. We are going to strengthen the correct use of language, with no forced imposition of its deviations or discrimination of any kind."

In short, Latin America has led the charge in rejecting the woke revolution.