So much for the 5-year plans. Try a 300-year-plan. Unelected bureaucrats with lifetime sinecures have the time.
António Guterres, the United Nations secretary-general, said on Monday that the global progress on women’s rights has been disappointing, adding that worldwide gender equality appears to be centuries away.
During a General Assembly speech, Guterres said that progress in the women’s rights movement has been vanishing for decades, noting ongoing issues such as threats to abortion rights and the current state of women and girls in Afghanistan living under Taliban rule.
“Gender equality is growing more distant,” he said. “On the current track, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women puts it 300 years away.”
Gender equality is largely a myth outside the western world. It’s barely a concept anyone takes seriously outside European and Asian nations. The United States and other western nations spend billions promoting it in third-world countries every year. Afghanistan is a prime example of how that turned out.
The UN’s 300-year estimate is optimistic in the wrong direction. As Islamic expansionism and third-world migration continue to demographically devastate western nations, the only places in the world that believe in any notion of gender equality will vanish from the face of the earth.
And if you think the idea that western nations will toss aside the rights of women is implausible, consider how in less than a decade, the entire existence of women was challenged by an interest group of men in dresses.
Freedom of speech and of religion went into the toilet once enough Muslim immigrants showed up in Brussels, London or at major universities in America.
300 years from now we’ll either have a much more vigorous America or have learned to accommodate sharia law. In the former scenario, the UN won’t exist. It probably won’t exist in the latter one either, but for very different reasons.
And the UN need look no further than the composition of UN Women where the council features Pakistan, South Africa and Afghanistan.