Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government in Hungary has decided to ban ‘gender studies’ in the Central European nation of Hungary, citing lack of jobs available for graduates of the programs.
At the beginning of the week Hungarian universities received 24 hours from the Ministry of Human Capacities (EMMI) and the Ministry of Justice (IM) to comment on a proposed amendment, which declares that no gender studies courses can be launched in the future, HVG.hu reported on Friday, reported The Hungary Journal.
The Ministry of Human Capacities told HVG.hu later today that there is absolutely no interest for gender studies graduates in the Hungarian job market. EMMI added that the course is economically irrational, so they assume that it’s not launched to give the students useful knowledge, but it serves other interests. According to the ministry, the gender studies MA takes away resources from other courses and harms the economic stability of the universities.
Christian Democratic members of the government have been criticising gender studies courses, according to them it’s an ideology, not science – HVG reminds, wrote The Hungary Journal.