Madrid (EFE) she is a woman” and has been accused of “manipulating” women.
“You don’t know how to define what it is to be a woman and why we are oppressed,” one of the activists told Montero, who has assured that Equality is “misconceptualizing” the discourse on violence suffered by trans people and women , which “have been born with a biological reality” that causes their oppression and that the ministry “denies.”
The minister, who has invited the activist to come to the stage and explain her vision, has defended her position, alleging that “women, because they are women, are more at risk of suffering violence” and has claimed the need to “make policies that respect all women”.
“Perhaps what you want to explain to us is that there are no women who have a penis, but my obligation as a minister is to respect human rights,” stressed Montero, who assured that “to say that a trans woman is not a woman is to position herself against of the most fundamental rights”.
Montero has recognized that “you can have different visions”, although he points out that the “threat to women” is not trans people, but “the lack of sexual education, machismo, patriarchy and sexual aggressors”. “We all have to fight against that,” she added.
Finally, the activists have left the act between shouts of “out” from many of the attendees.