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European Parliament portrayed as an ideological playground

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

A pro-government columnist agrees with PM Orbán that the European Parliament focuses too much on ideological issues including gender politics, rather than engaging with what both see as more important problems. READ MORE

Dispute over gender and women’s rights

Monday, May 17th, 2021

A left-liberal weekly accuses Prime Minister Orbán of waging a war against gender equality. A conservative commentator, on the other hand, accuses liberal feminists of waging an ideological fight against traditional family values in the name of gender equality, while tolerating the exploitation of women. READ MORE

Hungarian goalkeeper in storm over ‘rainbow families’

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Pro-government authors criticise the goalkeeper of the national football team who publicly opposed the recent amendment to the Fundamental Law which defines the family as based on marriage and the parent-child relationship. READ MORE

Parliament ends legal recognition of transsexual citizens

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

The new law stipulating that sex at birth cannot be changed in legal documents has ignited a debate between two sides which speak mutually exclusive languages. READ MORE

Debate over sex change

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

A left-wing liberal commentator accuses the government of violating the rights of transgender individuals by proposing restrictions on changing one’s biological gender in official documents. A pro-government columnist thinks that the opposition is spreading conspiracy theories to weaken the government. READ MORE

Debate about domestic violence

Saturday, February 1st, 2020
A left-wing author accuses the government of inaction against intra-family violence, while the Minister of Justice rebukes the charges.

The meaning of International Women’s Day

Monday, March 11th, 2019

A left-wing columnist calls for more respect and recognition for female nurses. A conservative historian accuses progressives of trying to erase gender differences. READ MORE

Gender row rolls on

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

After a few critical remarks from conservative commentators, the government’s plan to ban gender studies MA courses is now splitting the media along the usual political divide. Opposition columnists call the planned decree dictatorial, while pro-government authors deem gender studies a useless subject. READ MORE

Dispute over gender studies

Monday, August 13th, 2018

As the government proposes to cancel the accreditation of gender studies university degree programs, left-wing and liberal pundits accuse it of ideologically driven interference in higher education. Conservative commentators are divided on the proposed ban. READ MORE

Civilizational stakes at the 2018 election

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

A pro-government pundit thinks that the April election will determine Hungary’s ‘civilizational path’. Voters need to decide if they want strong nation states, Christian values and traditional families – or the opposite. READ MORE