Hungary’s ruling Fidesz-KDNP alliance supports the government’s step to abolish gender studies courses in Hungary, the group’s spokesman Istvan Hollik told Hir Tv.
According to the Christian democratic politician, “gender studies is not compatible with Christian values”.
“We don’t have to be experts to realise that there’s a rather low interests in genderologists in the job market. Besides, our open aim is to create a Christian democratic country in Hungary, which protects normality and Christian values. The thing is, the idea of gender is not science but an ideology, it’s closely connected to the liberal ideology and I think it’s not compatible with Christian values,”
As we reported before, Hungarian universities were given 24 hours to give their response to the plan of the Ministry of Human Capacities, according to which it will become impossible for new students to enrol in gender studies. As we reported before, Two universities are concerned: Hungary’s biggest state-funded university ELTE, and the Central European University, founded by George Soros. If the amendment becomes official, it will mean that nobody can attend gender studies courses in Hungary and get a degree in the subject. HVG.hu notes that CEU offers both Hungarian and American degrees, the amendment will not affect the latter.
The Ministry of Human Capacities told HVG.hu last Friday that there is absolutely no interest for gender studies graduates in the Hungarian job market. On Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen told ATV.hu that „nobody wants to employ a genderologist, so no such course is necessary”. According to the politician, some things, like sex are biologically determinated, the concept of gender, as „social sex” is just as nonsense as talking about „social age”. He stressed that gender studies is an ideology.