Didn’t they just have, like, forty years or something of “feminist foreign policy” under Angela Merkel? And wasn’t Urusla von der Leyen a big German Exportschlager (top export) in the EU feminist foreign policy department?
Look where that got them. But hey, this Annalena Baerbock really strikes me as someone who can finally get this feminist foreign policy stuff down pat. Something tells me that feminist foreign policy is now going to bring peace to Ukraine overnight. All you have to do is ask for it! A man would have never thought of doing this.
Germany announces new “feminist foreign policy” – Germany’s centre-left government on Wednesday announced new feminist guidelines to shape its diplomacy and development work including the creation of a new role for an “ambassador for feminist foreign policy”.
Germany will lobby to ensure women’s concerns are more in focus worldwide, that women are better represented and that the country’s generous development funds are allocated more to projects that tackle gender inequality, according to the guidelines.
That means feminine. You know, like the German language?
Well, not quite yet.
Germany’s Interior Ministry has objected to draft legislation drawn up by the Justice Ministry that uses the feminine form for every reference to people. It argued on Monday that the result likely would be unconstitutional. In German, linguistic convention has long called for the masculine form of a word to be used as the default when referring to people of either sex, such as in legislation.
In der Bundespressekonferenz ergänzte ein Sprecher des Innenministeriums, die Formulierungen des Gesetzentwurfs hätten “bei formaler Betrachtung zur Folge, dass das Gesetz gegebenenfalls nur für Frauen oder Menschen weiblichen Geschlechts gilt und damit höchstwahrscheinlich verfassungswidrig wäre.”