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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Feminist complaint about climate change

James Taranto of the WSJ writes:
Is "climate change" corrupting the morals of women around the world? That's a question nobody is asking if ever there was one, yet a dozen left-wing congressmen, led by Rep. Barbara Lee of California, are answering in the affirmative.

The Hill reports that the duodecad--who include such leading lights as Hank Johnson of Georgia and this column's own representative, Carolyn Maloney--last week introduced a resolution blaming global warming for "drought and reduced agricultural output," which they claim "can be particularly harmful for women."

Specifically, "food insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health," it says." (In case these terms are unfamiliar, "food insecure" is a jargon term meaning at risk of malnourishment or starvation, "sex work" is a euphemism for prostitution; "transactional sex" refers to relationships in which sex is exchanged for gifts; and STI is an abbreviation for sexually transmitted infection.)

The inclusion of "early marriage" is a bit of a head-scratcher. ...

The resolution "encourages the use of gender-sensitive frameworks," whatever those are, "in developing policies to address climate change, which account for the specific impacts of climate change on women."

Such a call would have more credibility if those making it had ever shown the slightest concern about the impacts of social change, such as welfare, feminism and the sexual revolution, on women and children. In cities that have never experienced a hurricane, millions of children grow up without fathers. That's a disaster even in the fairest of weather.
Here is the full resolution, and mockery by the London press.

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