[Ed. – The pendulum continues to swing further right.]
Citing “no tangible use” and “ideology rather than science,” the Hungarian government announced that gender studies courses will no longer be taught at state universities.
Secretary of State of Hungary’s Ministry of Human Resources Bence Rétvári compared the gender studies field to the study of Marxist-Leninism, according to a report in Heti Világgazdaság.
A Hungarian government spokesman told Breitbart the country’s employers have “no demand for gender studies graduates.”
The new rule won’t affect many; only eleven students were admitted to the gender studies program at ELTE, and only two more at George Soros’s CEU according to the Breitbart report.
“State universities operated from public funds must take these factors into consideration,” [the spokesman] said, “since the purpose of these institutions of higher education is to meet genuine social and labour market needs.”
Officials have been eying gender studies with some suspicion for a while. In 2017, Lőrinc Nacsa, the leader of the Christian Democrat (KDNP) youth wing, said that gender studies at ELTE are a wasteful luxury and counterproductive.