The U.N. worldview is exhibited in a new counter-terrorism report to the United Nations General Assembly; the study wanders into a politically-correct diatribe spouting that "gender is not static; it is changeable over time and across contexts."
-- From "UN Report Says 'Gender Is Not Static, It Is Changeable'" by Adam Brickley, CNSNews.com 10/19/09
The report, written by UN Special Rapporteur Martin Scheinin, is titled “Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms While Countering Terrorism.” While the main focus of the document is gender-based issues that arise from counter-terrorism efforts, [it's] the report’s definition of gender that has generated opposition.
“While many of the measures discussed in the report relate to the human rights of women,” Scheinin wrote in his report summary, “gender is not synonymous with women, and, instead, encompasses the social constructions that underlie how women’s and men’s roles, functions and responsibilities, including in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity, are understood.”
Julie Gunlock, a senior fellow at the Independent women, [said] “By including such broad topics as the social construct of men and women’s roles, sexual orientation and gender identity, they dilute the important purpose of this report and have managed to turn this into something that looks more like some politically correct corporate human resources manual.”
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