“If Putin had been a woman, which he obviously isn’t, I really don’t think he would have embarked on a mad and male chauvinist war of invasion and violence, in the way it did ”. This was stated by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in an interview with the television station ZDF, after the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau. “If you want a perfect example of toxic masculinityhere it is: this is what Putin is doing in Ukraine ».
These statements follow the conclusion of the three-day summit in Germany of Western leaders who vowed to increase the economic and political costs, for Putin, of the Russian war in Ukraine. Johnson, in addition to discrediting the Russian leader, also stated that “there would be a need for more women in positions of power“.
Meanwhile, as the war continues, the invaded Ukraine continues to pay a very high price. And it also risks one demographic catastropheaccording to a survey by NoBrainerDatadue to the deaths in the conflict, the extreme internal mobility, the increase in emigration, the collapse of births and the probable reduction in the extension of its territory.
One of the most accurate and comprehensive studies on the possible demographic impacts of war, conducted with funding from the European Research Council under Horizon 2020, concludes that, based on the impacts of wars on victims, only about 10% of refugees return home after the end of the war.
Ukraine’s population could be reduced by 24% or 33%, therefore, depending on whether the war will be short or longer. This effect will be felt in particular by children and populations of working age. But the reality could be even worse, because this calculation does not take into account additional problems, such as the increase in mortality due to the long-term effects of the health crisis among the civilian population, due to injuries, infectious diseases and other difficulties. embittered by war.
Source: Vanity Fair