Last Updated on May 2, 2020
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reportedly accused the World Health Organization of encouraging homosexuality and masturbation in children.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, the Brazilian president made the pronouncement following the recent revelation of a controversial sex ed standard for European pupils, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Bolsonaro has repeatedly clashed with WHO over their handling of the COVID-19 global pandemic–something that has been echoed among various populist right political figures in recent months.
According to The South China Morning Post, Bolsonaro had begun by writing, “This is the World Health Organisation whose advice on coronavirus some people want me to follow.”
He went on to post, “Should we follow their education policy guidelines, too? For children zero to four years old: satisfaction and pleasure when touching their bodies, masturbation … For children four to six years old: a positive gender identity … masturbation in early childhood, same-sex relations … Nine to 12 years old: first sexual experience.”
National File covered the revelation of the suggestions published by Germany’s Federal Centre for Health Education and in WHO’s European office in the controversial 2010 “Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe.”
National File reported:
A report from Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) contained excerpts from World Health Organization’s Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe: A framework for policy makers, educational and health authorities and specialists–in which, controversial topics such as exploring gender identity are being aimed at toddlers.
The CSE listed the most jaw-dropping sentences, including the following for ages 0-4:
“Give information about enjoyment and pleasure when touching one’s body . . . masturbation”
“Enable children to gain an awareness of gender identity”
“Give the right to explore gender identities”
Arthur Weintraub, one of Bolsonaro’s advisers, also tweeted: “The WHO has guidelines recommending children zero to four years old be taught about ‘masturbation,’ ‘pleasure and enjoyment,’ ‘touching one’s body’ and ‘gender ideology’. Is that right?” adding fuel to the fire as global opinion of the WHO begins to dwindle.
Earlier this week, President Trump signaled his intentions for the Intelligence Community to investigate WHO and China over their handling of the Coronavirus outbreak.
China has also reportedly donated two installments totaling $50 million to the WHO in the past two months as the two appear to tighten relations, despite China’s reluctance to allow the WHO to assist in the investigation to the origin of the outbreak.