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The Malthusian myth of overpopulation directly pushes towards eco-fascist rhetorics, endangering the rights and safety of minorities around the world. Though the Malthusian myth has been disproved by various scientists, this ‘theory’ stands reputed, and the group which flourishes in the discussion are the far-right white supremacists.
Self-proclaimed “conservatives” and members of the far-right like to promote the archaic worldview that women should be homemakers while men go to work to provide for their families. Recently, Orbán’s Hungary made the international headlines once again because the government-allied economic watchdog of the parliament released a report full of such sexist claims and narratives.
History features some of humanity’s perennial sufferings and achievements. They inform us of various events such as the space race, which took humans to the moon and beyond, and two Great Wars causing millions of deaths and endless destruction. What is often excluded is the history experienced by millions beyond Europe and the Americas, the history of a region referred to as the Global South.