Poland is leaving the feminist Istanbul Convention. The country argues about the convention. I join in and read the treaty in 9 videos. It is possible that the EU may ascend the convention which could come with sanctions for countries that don’t oblige. As of today the Istanbul Convention has not been ratified by EU members Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, and Slovakia. East Europe is currently also battled by the Eurocrats for keeping some of their departments free of leaflets that advertise for queer pressure group talking points. Some Polish cities are currently cut out of EU city partnership programs because of that.
I don’t want to discuss the queer policy wars in this series, though.
Episode 1: The Preamble
Today, I run you through the Preamble of the feminist Istanbul Convention.
Episode 2: Chapter I
In Chapter I it becomes clearer how the pretext of violence prevention is used to usher through a whole baggage of ideological policy goals “against discrimination” and for the “empowerment of women.” It should be no surprise that violence is redefined to include obscure concepts like psychological and even “economic” violence. The self-righteousness is so epic that the treaty does not even shy away from suggesting constitutional changes.
Episode 3: Chapter II
Turkey is now also considering the exit. While many points touched, not tackled, in the treaty are still a considerable problem in Turkey, and much more so than in Poland, the vagueness and the focus of the treaty shows why other approaches are more effective. I read Chapter II which shows how the Council of Europe bundled its energy for the purpose of channelling money into feminist groups, sinecure offices and newly established bureaucracy.
I mention a previous video on the NGO funding through the German state. Additionally, you can see where such money probably turns up again in “chaz”-like autonomous areas like Rigaerstraße or Connewitz in my videos on Rigaerstraße and Connewitz.
Episode 4: Chapter III
Today I read chapter III which lines out the propaganda efforts from education over public to private media. All areas of life have to be mobilised for the eradication of all violence to the last case.
Episode 5: Chapter IV
Hotlines, battered woman shelters, trauma support, the wheel must be reinvented. The ladies touched a lot of issues that have already been solved. Yes, a legal system does exist and, yes, despite Black Lives Matter, a police force also does exist.
Episode 6: Chapter V
I read Chapter V which “solves” all the problems of Islam. For whatever reason feminists believe that committees, sinecure offices and tax payer money are what heals the wounds. It also “solves” all the problems, you thought, were already solved. Yes, it should be illegal to threaten people and countries should criminalise physical violence.
Episode 7: Chapter VI
Episode 8: Chapter VII
In this episode I read Chapter VII which deals with all matters of migration and asylum. Of course, barely any elitist writing comes without migration support these days. Even the ostensible topic ‘violence against women’ seems to offer a stage for that issue.
Episode 9: Chapter VIII To End
I run through the rest of the Istanbul Convention. It seeks to establish GREVIO the “Group of experts on action against violence against women and domestic violence.” It is selected by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and the obscure “expertise” is supposedly based on the sheer divinely supremacy of their pristine virtues.