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The Left’s New Feminist Icon Is a Fraud
Spanish Minister of Equality Irene Montero (TIME/YouTube)

Several progressive American newspapers have heaped praise on Spain’s equality minister this past week, thanks to the passage of her law that allows the amputation of minors without the need for parental consent. I notice in the articles and praises of leftist media for Minister Irene Montero a crucial detail: they do not have to put up with her being around every day.

These journalists say that the girl is the driving force behind the great feminist laws in Spain. Beyond promoting transsexualism among minors without parental consent, her most successful initiative is named the “yes is yes” law, which alludes to the obligation to obtain express and probable consent from a woman before having sexual relations with her. A priori having to use a notepad while flirting is a horrible prospect, but it’s even worse than that.

This law is so poorly written that in the first months of its application, it has led to the release from prison and a heavy reduction of sentences for nearly 500 rapists, pedophiles, and sexual predators. It’s sadly true; it’s a detail, however, that does not seem to worry the sycophants at Time and other farmyard animals. The problem is that it redefines the concept of “abuse” to equate it with “rape” in any case, and in the midst of the mess, they have induced different applications for penalties in both cases, something that hundreds of rapists have taken advantage of to get out of prison through simple arrangements with their lawyers. As far as feminist laws go, it has been found lacking.

On the other hand, it is ridiculous that a magazine as discredited as Time should point to this girl as an example of feminism, unless the ultimate goal is to take a further dive in popularity. Before Irene Montero’s husband, Pablo Iglesias, the former leader of the left-wing party to which Montero belongs, made her a minister, the sum of her professional experience was limited to a few months as a substitute cashier in a supermarket. How ever did she find herself in the government? It doesn’t take a genius to figure it out. It is a real insult to women who have climbed high on their own merits that she should be applauded as a feminist. I’m inclined to believe the only reason her husband insisted on making her a minister was to atone for his sins at home.

Nobody in Spain has the slightest clue as to why Irene Montero is where she is today. I mean, we all know why they invented a ministry for her, but nobody understands why she is still there after showing every possible sign of incompetence, lack of judgment, and moral bankruptcy. Before now, there was every reason to send her home. Today, the reasons have become an obligation for President Pedro Sánchez: that woman is a danger, and every day that passes without removing her is one more day that women are at risk in Spain. It is no longer a matter of ideas, parties, and philias and phobias. It is a matter of safety for women and for minors.

The Time magazine article alludes to the terrifying consequences of the “yes is yes” law and even mentions the release of rapists, and then immediately tries to convince us that it is normal that even feminist voices are critical of Montero. But the most hilarious moment of the article, the one that gives us the final key to understanding it, is this: “Predictably, some of the outcry has come from Montero’s opponents.” No way, Time! I expected “some of the criticism” to come from her mother.

All in all, presenting Irene Montero as any kind of intellectual, or even as a champion for women, is the most surreal thing I have ever seen in all my life, and I never thought that the American progressive press would go so far in its particular war against the sense of ridicule. Montero is an empty sack of her own bad ideas, full of spite, hatred, and personal dissatisfaction that she projects in the most violent way possible against the rest of womankind. I would almost say that her communism is secondary, were it not for the fact that without a good foundation of resentment, communism would never have existed.

Be that as it may, apart from Montero, the press tries to paint Spain as a modern country because it has passed aberrant laws. The only truth is that these are insane laws that have been hatched by the communists in government, and that the president, the socialist Sánchez, is so afraid of losing their support and his post along with it that he has not dared to tell them what all of Spain actually thinks: please, just go and take your sexualizing madness over to TikTok and leave legislating to someone who at least knows how to read.

Translated by Joel Dalmau.

Itxu Díaz
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Itxu Díaz is a Spanish journalist, political satirist, and author. He has written 10 books on topics as diverse as politics, music, and smart appliances. He is a contributor to The Daily Beast, The Daily Caller, National Review, American Conservative, and Diario Las Américas in the United States, as well as a columnist at several Spanish magazines and newspapers. He was also an adviser to the Ministry for Education, Culture, and Sports in Spain.
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