Women no longer trust Pedro Sánchez with their vote more than other parties. There used to be more women than men among the socialist suffrage (contrary to what happens with United We Can), but that pro-PSOE bias among the female vote has been diluted. And according to the polls, it has been as a result of the replacement of Pablo Casado by Alberto Núñez Feijóo in the ranks of the PP.
Is the Prime Minister wondering about the reasons for this change?
Presumably, Sánchez would not expect to be voted handsome, as happened to Robert Redford in fiction –remember The Candidate (1972)?–. But given that he had such strong support from the female sex, he will want to know why he has lost it along the way.
The question is... how much will it cost him to admit that the controversial so-called trans law that he is so impatient to approve has had an effect that is not exactly innocuous in this disaffection. Because feminism – the movement that fights for equality and against the discrimination suffered by women in the vast majority of societies on the planet – has not been slow to detect that the necessary recognition and protection of transsexual people in a patriarchal and macho society is not the real cause of this law, but to give carte blanche to queer activism to turn their felt identity into legally registered sex. It will be enough to wish it and say it, without further ado.
If any man can self-determine himself as a woman, legal confusion will be served. The inequalities suffered by women will be ignored and the laws that try to correct them will be deactivated. And all this without the possibility of raising a voice against it, unless that voice can afford the million-dollar fines stipulated in said law.
This check on feminism perpetrated from its supposed heart – the Ministry of Equality – has been denounced before Moncloa without the president having raised an eyebrow about it. This being the case, it is not surprising that the movement seeks alliances with the right. And that even has no problem that this governs. After all, feminism has fought better against the PP.