Crushing Feminist Defeat at UN
NEW YORK, March 18 (C-Fam) The Biden administration and Western countries pushed traditional countries to the brink at the UN Commission on the Status of Women last night. In the end, traditional countries repelled every push to add “comprehensive sexuality education” and the homosexual/trans agenda in the annual agreement adopted early this morning.
Diplomatic assaults came in wave after wave throughout the last night of the largest annual feminist gathering in the World. At 8:00 PM, Australia and the U.S. began a last-ditch attempt to force “comprehensive sexuality education” in the Agreed Conclusions of the commission, as the agreement is known. By 2:00 AM it was still not clear if there would be an agreement.
Tired and frustrated delegates finally adopted the agreement at 4:00 AM this morning in a mostly empty room. Official government delegations and feminist activists who attended the commission over the last two weeks left UN headquarters dejected before the adoption took place.
Western diplomats conceded defeat and complained that the agreement did not include references to “comprehensive sexuality education”, “sexual rights”, and “sexual orientation and gender identity.” The stinging defeat was all the more significant because the agreement of the commission this year was specifically about education and technology for women and girls.
The strong push for “comprehensive sexuality education” deep into the night of the last day of the commission was reminiscent of the negotiations when Obama was in the White House. The commission was much less controversial during the Trump administration. This year, both the European Union and the U.S. government were aligned once more in aggressively promoting the Western sexual agenda.
Comprehensive sexuality education is the moniker Western countries use for programs that promote sexual autonomy for children and to undermine parental authority. Such programs have been documented as exposing children to high risk sexual behaviors, including by promoting homosexuality and transgender lifestyles as healthy and moral. Western countries desperately want the United Nations to endorse this specific kind of education to eventually enshrine homosexual trans issues as human rights but UN member states have rejected this terminology for more than a decade.
Many delegates were so exhausted they couldn’t display any of the excitement and positive emotions that are customary at the close of the commission. But they all expressed the need to carry out negotiations in more humane manner. Delegates ended up having to negotiate non-stop for two days with only a short five hour break in the lead-up to the adoption of the agreement.
Several delegations blamed the bureau of the commission, led by South Africa, for unilaterally deciding to close down negotiations on over forty paragraphs drawn from previous agreements of the commission with controversial language, including abortion-related terms like sexual and reproductive health and language about diversity and intersectionality linked to the homosexual/trans agenda.
The justification the bureau gave for this was ostensibly to avoid relitigating contentious issues and to save time in the negotiations. Progressive delegations and feminist activists however described this measure as designed to consolidate gains from past years.
Delegates from a wide array of countries were critical throughout the process and pointed out that in the end no time was saved in the negotiations and that controversial topics in the paragraphs had to be relitigated nonetheless in new paragraphs in the agreement. Several delegations also expressed their reservations on the controversial terms remaining in the agreement.
Statements to this effect were made by Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guyana on behalf of Caribbean countries, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Oman on behalf of Gulf countries, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, and the Holy See.
The U.S. delegate attempted to deflect blame for the long hours on the delegation of Pakistan, who insisted until late into the night that the commission include previously agreed language about women who live under “foreign occupation”, a reference to the plight of Palestinian women. The delegate of Pakistan accused the facilitator of the agreement of using a “double standard,” with language related to controversial social issues favored by Western countries receiving preferred status.
The European Union celebrated the addition of language that recognizes how certain countries are outlawing the “non-consensual sharing” of sexual or other explicit images. Many traditional countries were confused by this notion in the negotiation because their laws outlaw any sharing of sexual or other explicit material, regardless of whether it was produced or shared voluntarily.
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