Irene Montero unleashed a controversy by stating that minors have the right “to know that they can love or have sexual relations with whomever they want, based, yes, on consent.”
As “inadmissible” were described the statements about sexuality in minors, pronounced by the Spanish Minister of Equality, Irene Monterowhich have even caused many people to request that she be removed from office.
It was his speech in Congress this Wednesday, when Montero alluded to the Importance of minors knowing their body.
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“Boys, girls and children in this country have the right to know their own bodyto know that no adult can touch their body if they don’t want to and that this is a form of violence,” Montero explained.
Along the same lines, he added that minors have the right “to know that they can love or have sex with whoever they want based, yes, on consent”.
His statements caused disgust in some sectors, mainly the opposition.
For example, for the leader of the Vox party, Santiago Abascal, Montero’s departure is urgent. “Let that totalitarian ministry close when you leave.” “Get your dirty hands off the kids!”
From Citizens, they also reacted to his statements and it was Edmundo Bal who stated that “We ask Irene Montero to resign, please, and if she does not resign, Pedro Sánchez has to dismiss her“.
After the controversy, it was Montero herself who reacted and He said he was embarrassed by the campaign that he would be doing right in his purchase and asked to focus on children.
“It is urgent that we ensure compulsory sex education so that all children learn and have tools to identify sexual violence that can be perpetrated against them, and so that they learn to have tools and ask for help to have a life free of violence” , said.