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Recently, Australians were given a chance to have their say in the debate over whether same-sex marriage should be legalized. Citizens have been posting their votes over the past few weeks, and now the results of the nation’s plebiscite will be published on November 15.
While we await the outcome, German sociologist and culture critic Gabriele Kuby, author of The Global Sexual Revolution is making her way to Australian shores. Set to tour the nation later this month she states that, “along with the Christians of Australia I am awaiting the result of the plebiscite.”
First published in 2012, Kuby’s book has since been translated into eight languages. Soon after its release, Pope Benedict XVI hailed Kuby as “a brave warrior against ideologies that ultimately result in the destruction of man.” Thanks to the book’s success, Kuby is not a popular name in left-wing circles.
A recent German play called FEAR depicts Kuby as one of five Nazi "zombies" needing to be shot in the head, proving that her public stand is certainly not one for the faint-hearted. A convert to the Catholic faith, she is accused of being a “religious fundamentalist”.
In visiting Australia she aims to increase awareness of the reality of gender ideology, and of the totalitarian bent of those groups who enforce it. She points out that “in Germany we have 200 professors for gender, nearly all of them women. This is not a new branch of science, but pure ideology that does not care about scientific facts.”
Parents in her country have been facing huge battles against radical sex education programs. “We have several cases where parents did refuse to let their children take part,” she says. For some this led to their incarceration, and “the children were taken away from the family and put in public institutions.”
At the same time “an awakening is happening in European countries and there is growing resistance” to genderism. Perhaps this is due in part to Germany’s new immigration laws, which have seen a tide of Muslim migrants take up residence within its borders.
When an Italian magazine asked Kuby recently about Germany’s attempts to harmonize gender theory and cultural diversity, she answered, “It cannot be harmonized. There is an obvious contradiction between the values of feminism and genderism, and the values of Muslim migrants.”
This issue is also pressing in Australia, where the number of Muslim residents has almost doubled since 2006 and is now above 600,000 people. In the context of the same-sex marriage referendum Kuby points out that, “concerning homosexuality, it is Muslim countries which have the most severe punishments, even the death penalty in eight countries for homosexual acts.”
Kuby experiences hostility and defamation wherever she goes simply by publicly voicing this fundamental contradiction in values. She dispels the delusion that tolerance, inclusiveness and multiculturalism are resulting in happy and homogeneous Western societies. That makes people uneasy.
The Australian intelligentsia likely to be represented on the panel will be keen to prove their progressive, if not radical credentials. Gabriele Kuby, a radical herself back in the heady days of the 1968 student revolt, now a sociologist with a powerfully analytical mind and a seasoned debater to boot, is well equipped to handle the challenge.
However, it is the public who hear her who will be the ultimate judges of how gender mainstreaming stands up to a type of scrutiny they have too few opportunities to hear. Kuby’s visit to Australia during such a critical time is fortuitous.
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Veronika Winkels is a freelance writer who lives in Melbourne and is married with two young children. She recently completed a thesis on the philosophy of science.