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Eva Fodor in The Daily Show

“The government launched a vicious political attack against the university,” our Research Affiliate and CEU’s Pro-Rector Eva Fodor said in an interview with The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper.

“The university had to pack up, leave this beautiful campus behind, and move to Vienna,” she continued.

“The Orban government denies the existence and the possibility of existence of trans people,” she also said, adding that “they insist the there’s no such thing as gender, and therefore there’s no need for a gender studies education, and abolished gender studies programs.”

“If you’re sliding gradually into something, you barely recognize that you’re moving. (…) You just end somewhere. (…) Things become natural. Things that would have been unheard of a few years ago become acceptable and actually the normal part of life,” she argued.

The whole episode “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Presents: Jordan Klepper: Hungary for Democracy” premieres on April 21, at 11:30 ET.

Watch the interview (from 3:18):

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