The governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, used inclusive language in a striking way in the last hours to record a message to a group of militants from the Frente de Todos de Bahía Blanca. The official said “young” and quickly went viral on social media.
“This is a message for all the young men and women of the south of the province of Buenos Aires”, says the former Minister of Economy of the Nation, in a video posted by the group “Les JP Bahía Blanca”.
There, Kicillof thanks the militancy for their support during the coronavirus pandemic and adds: “We have had a very complicated year and those who saved us were the young people, so a lot of strength there. To keep on fighting, it is a year of elections and of assert that there is again a popular government. “
In a subsequent publication, the organization shared a photo with the governor holding a “Les JP” flag and stated: “Axel visited us and left us an affectionate message. The youths are militant, proud that there is a popular government again. putting soul and body banking it “.
The governor’s striking expression quickly echoed on social media. It was the journalist Angel De Brito who spread it on Twitter and it did not take long to reach thousands of other users.
The truth is that “young people”, according to the Royal Spanish Academy, is an adjective that applies to both the male and female gender. “Jóvenas”, meanwhile, had already been used by the head of the Santa Cruz Education Council, María Cecilia Velázquez, in 2017, raising a strong controversy.
In addition, almost a year ago, precisely on January 27, 2020, Kicillof had also used another phrase that generated debate and controversy. In a review on the situation of education in the province, the president referred to the “teachers and docentas” Buenos Aires, and made a wink of complicity to the public that generated laughter from those who listened.
In his speech he said: “Never more schools in poor condition, never more teachers and teachers taken as enemies, never again that education comes to the last or never.”