Every year, in Albondon, Grenada, the City Council organizes a special event to honor the elderly in the community as part of the festivities in honor of Saint Louis. However, on this occasion, the gifts given to older attendees generated controversy due to their sexist content. While the men received bottles of liquorthe Women were presented with cups and cloths.
The socialist mayor, jose sanchez, has offered to the citizens “and, especially to his neighbors, his most sincere apologies.” In a statement released on social networks, she has acknowledged that the detail given by the municipality of the Granada Alpujarra it was “inappropriate”.
“Every year the council offers a small detail to our elders and, without a doubt, this year the election has not been successful,” indicated in this context the mayor of Albondón, who has highlighted his “strong commitment to equality.” despite the controversy.
“For this reason, in addition to admitting the error and apologizing, we will review all the protocols related to equality so that events like this do not happen again in our municipality,” Sánchez stressed.
Meanwhile, the opposition, the PP of Albondón, has asked the PSOE that disapproves José Sánchez. The PP, through its spokesperson Francisco del Castillohas asked the socialist to resign after explaining why the City Council has delivered “sexist gifts.”
“It is incomprehensible and out of place,” said del Castillo. He mentions his “disbelief” at the gesture carried out by the socialist government team when “precisely they are the ones who proclaim every day that they are the standard-bearers of gender equality.”
The provincial deputy of Equality in the Provincial Council of Granada, Elena Duque, has urged that situations such as those that occurred in the municipality not be repeated. He has expressed his concern about these gifts, stating that “they represent a distorted image and constitute a setback that deserves the repudiation and unanimous condemnation of the Provincial Council.”
In statements to Europa Press, Duque underlined the seriousness of the events by stating: “We are facing extremely serious events that do nothing more than take steps back in the fight for real equality between men and women.” In addition, he added: “It is outrageous, evokes another era and generates deep shame.”