“Today is a very special day for me, since I am taking the floor for the first time in this chamber as a candidate for the Presidency of the Junta de Andalucía in one of my last speeches as well. But today I wanted the woman to speak. And to you, women of Spain, I address her, to give you a message of hope: the change will begin in Andalusia”.
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With these words, the president of the Vox parliamentary group in Congress, Macarena Olona, expressed herself this Wednesday during her intervention in a questioning of the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, which has become one of the first rallies of the also far-right candidate for the Andalusian elections on June 19.
Olona plans to leave the seat as soon as the campaign begins, in less than a month. But this Wednesday he wanted to attack all the policies and advances in terms of Equality. She has once again denied sexist violence and has argued that she "is and feels very womanly", in front of Irene Montero who, in her opinion, "has no idea what it is to be a woman". "She has dedicated herself to annihilating all the advances that women have achieved in the conquest of equal rights", she has snapped at him.
For the still president of Vox in Congress, "being a woman is being born female and has nothing to do with the size of the breasts." In her opinion, Montero "only serves the transgender movement even if that means the erasure of women", for which she has accused him of a "profound betrayal of women". She has also spoken of "the self-destructive and socially toxic metamorphosis of the current prevailing feminism" that has coined an "artificial concept, gender ideology, that only Vox rejects."
During the questioning, Olona criticized feminism because, according to her, it harms women who want to be mothers. "We can only consider ourselves successful women if we achieve professional success, and it is seen as a fault that a woman wants to fulfill herself at home and have children." Faced with this conception of reality, the Vox spokeswoman has emphasized that "the biological clock is inexorable" and she has attacked "anti-maternity and anti-family feminism".
An old age “in solitude” for those who are not mothers
“We women have been lied to. They have not told us that at the end of the path that they have marked out for us there is only loneliness, and that when the goal is reached it is too late”, she pointed out. Because of feminism, she added, there are "women who believed that men were the enemy, that they had to face him." “And, now, at 40, 50 or 60 years old, they find themselves alone at the gates of an old age in which they will feel more alone than ever, because they will not have a family,” she added.
“The second feminist wave deprived us of family and motherhood. The third wave takes a step further and aims to erase women. What is considered oppressive is the mere existence of women. They intend to turn transsexuality into a cultural fashion”, he has reproached the Minister for Equality.
Montero, during his speech, told Olona that “his reactionary ideas cannot make anyone happy”. “Even in the darkest moments of history, there have always been feminists who have kept up the fight for democracy and freedom. Feminism is the best thing this country has. And also the LGTBI collective”, he reminded the leader of the extreme right.
As if she had not listened to the minister, Olona has continued with her rally in her turn to reply. She has wanted to make it clear that "as president of Andalusia" her goal will be that "all women" can "choose". “The family must be the center of all public policies. And that a woman does not want to start a family should be a choice, but not an obligation”, she assured. “I want to give you the freedom that I did not have”, she has told the Andalusian women.
Olona has also outlined what her first steps will be in terms of Equality. If it reaches the government of the Junta, Vox will repeal "the first gender self-determination law approved in Andalusia and all Andalusian sectarian laws."