Hot Women, Cold Ca$h
[Or: “Me So Warm-y”]
From The Hill –
Several House Democrats are calling on Congress to recognize that climate change is hurting women more than men, and could even drive poor women to “transactional sex” for survival.
The resolution, from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and a dozen other Democrats, says the results of climate change include drought and reduced agricultural output. It says these changes can be particularly harmful for women.
“[F]ood 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.
Climate change will make women into prostitutes. Of course. Why couldn’t anyone see it before now? It will be so hot in here, women will be forced to take off their clothes to stay alive.
I’m not sure how transactional sex would increase the rate of STIs and unplanned pregnancies any higher than the present climate (heh) of uncontrolled recreational sex is now. In fact, the dreaded early marriage may even serve to reduce the occurrence rate of disease and unplanned pregnancy, by limiting the number of sex partners people have.
Also, whatever legitimate concerns there may be about climate change,* this shines a high powered neon spotlight on how climate change has become a prop for the most nakedly transparent political nitwittery –
In a statement to The Hill, Lee said women are critically underrepresented in the development of climate change policy.
“My resolution will affirm the commitment to include and empower women in economic development planning and international climate change policies and practices,” she said.
…The resolution calls on Congress to recognize the effects on women, and to use “gender-specific frameworks in developing policies to address climate change.”
Lastly, Rep. Lee has shown she doesn’t consider climate change to be a real problem that needs solving, but an excuse for social engineering. No one would be worrying about gender-specific frameworks during a real disaster. Except maybe in Hollywood…
Smarttinkerer Nebbishly – “Sir! I’ve developed an asteroid-destroying ray that will save the planet!”
GNEM – “Did any women assist you in building that ray?”
SN – “Uh…. no…?”
GNEM – “Were any women involved in the development and design stages?”
SN – Can’t say that there were…”
GNEM – “Did your mother at least bring coffee down to the basement for you?”
SN – “…no…”
GNEM – “Sorry, can’t let you use that device. H. Con. Res. 36 states that we need an integrated gender approach in climate change prevention policies.”
SN – “This isn’t climate change, this is nuclear space asteroids about to vaporize the Earth!”
“GNEM “That would change the climate rather drastically, wouldn’t you say?”
SN – “….”
GNEM – “How many poor and disadvantaged women have turned to prostitution and early marriage because you didn’t hire them to help with your Earth-saving contraption?”
*There aren’t any.