‘Resign for a woman then?’ UN chief stirs ire after agency’s Twitter shares quote linking Covid-19 with ‘male-dominated world’

by RT

The United Nations has come under fire for pushing a political “agenda” after the agency’s social media managers shared a quote from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres connecting the coronavirus pandemic with “patriarchy.”

Guterres delivered the opening remarks at a virtual town hall event with women’s civil society organizations late last month. While his lengthy speech hit on a number of complex issues – including disparities in the healthcare workforce, gender-based violence and protections for workers in the informal economy – the UN’s social media account chose to elevate a remark about “patriarchy,” citing it in a tweet.

“The Covid-19 pandemic is demonstrating what we all know: millennia of patriarchy have resulted in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture which damages everyone – women, men, girls and boys,” the UN tweeted last weekend, quoting a passage from Guterres’ speech.

The post soon set off a swarm of criticism, as outraged netizens interpreted the UN chief to be blaming men for the health crisis and running with a ‘woke’ left-wing buzzword.

“Why is United Nations spouting political woke-ism about patriarchy?” asked former UK Brexit Party MEP James Wells. “UK should review the hundreds of millions it gives UN if this is its agenda? ‘If it wasn’t for those pesky white heterosexual males.’”

When the @UN tries connecting #COVID19 to the patriarchy that “damages everyone” 🙄The lengths that people and organizations will go to in order to appease illogical Leftists is astonishing. https://t.co/SpgwJO1ZDm

— Jake Bennett (@JakeBennett44) September 7, 2020

I knew the @UN would use Covid-19 to push an anti-life, anti-American, pro-Marxist agenda — but blaming Covid on the “patriarchy,” is blatantly absurd to anyone with an intellect that hasn’t been completely obliterated by leftism. We’re undergoing a revolution of stupidity. https://t.co/iIQrVPo057

— AnnetteJ (@ajalsevac) September 8, 2020

Though Guterres at no point claimed men were responsible for the pandemic, he argued that Covid-19 had “deepened” existing gender inequalities, saying that while women are generally at lower risk fr

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