“I am the second happiest person in Spain.” The former vice president Carmen Calvo She thus summarized the joy of traditional feminism that she represents – she did not claim to be the happiest, she explained, just out of caution – about the change of hands of the Ministry of Equality. More than by hands, by party: Podemos loses its flagship ministry in favor of the PSOE, whose feminists thus win a battle after a legislature of defeats.
It will Irene Monterowith whom Calvo harshly confronted due to the alleged excesses of the Trans Law to the detriment of non-transsexual women, and Ana Redondo (Valladolid, 1966), an arch-socialist who has held numerous party positions in Castilla y León, arrives.
That the name of the person who arrives is not the essential thing is reflected with crystal clarity by the historic feminist philosopher Amelia Valcárcel. “It is good to recover the Ministry of Equality for the PSOE,” he explained to this newspaper yesterday. «We do not know the minister as a feminist. However, it is bound by the agreements of two congresses: abolition of prostitution, prohibition of surrogacy and effective fight against Gender Violence,” she added.
The legal reform proposals that Valcárcel points out coincide with those of Calvo, who in the same statements after confirming the ministerial changes explained that, “now”, what he calls “equality feminism” is going to deal with the “real” problems. and focus on ending inequalities such as prostitution or surrogacy. “At least we expect that from her,” said Valcárcel in reference to the fact that Ana Redondo, in fact, has not held positions related to Equality and it is not possible to clearly anticipate what her actions will be like.
Montero’s replacement has been deputy general secretary of the PSOE in Castilla y León, attorney in Cortes until 2015 and spokesperson for the socialist group in the regional chamber. She currently served as a councilor in the Valladolid City Council, where until the victory of the PP in May she was a Councilor for Tourism and Culture. And above all, she was number two -both on the electoral list and in political work- of the also minister in the chestOscar Puente. From councilor to minister, Redondo thus rides the rising wave of Puente, who two months after his famous response in the failed investiture of Alberto Núñez Feijóo, is going to be in charge of Transportation.