GENDER BLACKMAIL AT THE WORLD BANK: Wendy McElroy says that the UN and the World Bank are engaged in “gender blackmail”:
Two years ago, at the Beijing 5 U.N. Women 2000 Conference, European development agencies threatened to withhold funds from Nicaragua because Max Padilla, head of the Nicaraguan Ministry for the Family, insisted on defining gender by its common meaning of “male and female.”
The European agencies defined “gender” as a social construct that included gays and the transgendered. Desperately poor and unable to risk losing foreign aid, Nicaragua fired Padilla.
This was not the first time world agencies had attempted to impose a politically correct gender agenda on a resisting nation, nor was it the last. Recent pronouncements by the World Bank