Conservative forces frame gender and queer studies as dangerous ‘ideology’. In the Netherlands, small right wing parties speak about ‘the gender ideology’ as a harmful propaganda tool. In Central Europe, we are witnessing the devasting consequences of such demagogy: critical social sciences and humanities are under attack.
Debate center Spui 25 and the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies organised a panel session on the attack on Gender and Sexuality Studies in Central-Eastern Europe. I moderated the afternoon, the speakers were Tomasz Basiuk, Agnieszka Kościańska and Hadley Renkin .
The session can be viewed here.