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Controversy over State Audit Office report on women

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

A left-wing columnist discusses an analysis on the alleged overrepresentation of female students in higher education. He accuses the government of trying to force traditional gender roles on women. A government critical conservative pundit finds the accusation groundless. READ MORE

The latest storm: Family Minister’s video on women

Saturday, December 19th, 2020

Opinions diverge on the video in which Katalin Novák, Minister for Family Affairs, encourages women to enjoy their womanhood as daughters, wives and mothers without necessarily considering men as competitors. READ MORE

Parliament rejects the Istanbul Convention

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

A liberal author blasts the pro-government majority in parliament, which passed a resolution on Tuesday against ratifying the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. A pro-government site and an independent legal analyst disagree, although for differing reasons. READ MORE

Women leaders seen as more efficient in tackling COVID-19

Monday, April 27th, 2020

A left-wing news site enumerates women leaders as particularly efficient in combatting the virus epidemic. A conservative opponent dismisses that ‘sexism’ as unfounded. READ MORE

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

The Hungarian Weinstein

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Magyar Nemzet encourages women who fell victim to sexual abuse by the powerful to come forward in order to protect future potential victims from traumas similar to their own. READ MORE

Government cancels its Telekom contracts

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Left-wing commentators are outraged by the government’s decision to order ministries to terminate their mobile internet subscriptions with Telekom Hungary after the mainly German owned IT and telecommunication company scrapped its sponsorship contract with a singer whose statements on women “conflicted with the company’s values.” READ MORE

Government U-turn on domestic violence

Monday, September 17th, 2012

A pro-government columnist joins left-wing commentators in criticizing a Fidesz MP for downplaying domestic violence. After the governing party promises to explicitly sanction domestic violence, left-wing commentators welcome the decision and note that democracy “may not be lost”, after all. READ MORE

Fierce debate about domestic violence

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Left-wing commentators claim that Fidesz wants to send women back to the kitchen, after a Fidesz MP suggested that the low birthrate is the main problem with Hungarian families. A pro-government columnist contends that the opposition is deliberately misinterpreting the statement. READ MORE