Skip to comments.Sigourney Weaver: Global Warming is Sexist - Improving Women's Lives Will Solve The Problem
Posted on 06/02/2011 8:13:29 PM PDT by RatherBiased.com
If you're like me, you've been waiting for feminist claims that global warming is harder on women and therefore should be a greater concern to the public.
Actress Sigourney Weaver of "Alien" fame did just that Thursday with an astonishingly ludicrous article published at the Huffington Post - a website rife with astonishingly ludicrous articles:
"You might think that a force as sweeping as global warming would be an equal opportunity threat: that it would endanger men and women alike. But the fact is climate change exacts a heavier toll on women."
Yep. She wrote that. It's so absurd it's worth repeating: "climate change exacts a heavier toll on women."
How you might ask?
Women produce up to 80 percent of the food in the developing world. Drought and unpredictable rains brought on by climate change will make this work far more precarious. Women will have to labor harder and longer to ensure their families have food, fuel, and water.Shh. Wait. It gets better:
Our role as caretakers puts us at even greater risk in times of extreme weather. Studies have found that women are 14 times more likely to die as a result of storms and other extreme weather than men.
Fourteen times! Why? Because women often look after the children, the elderly, and the sick, and that means we have less mobility in a flood or wildfire.
If you ask people the tools we need to stop climate change, most talk about wind and solar energy, fuel efficient cars, and biofuels. But there is another solution that is not so widely known: empowering women.Yep. We can solve rising temperatures by - wait for it! - empowering women:
Two groundbreaking studies, one from the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research and one from the Futures Group, found that simply by meeting women's existing needs for voluntary family planning, we could reduce carbon emissions by between 8 and 15 percent.Yep. Improving women's lives will lower temperatures on the planet.
That is the equivalent of stopping all deforestation today...Improving women's lives while curbing emissions offers another arrow in our quiver.
I wonder if Tipper Gore agrees with this premise?
We’re in the pipe. Five by five.
“How can so many dumb and foolish people graduate from top notch (so called) institutions.”
I agree. I used to have respect for my sister, who attended HAVAAAARD.
She voted for the “Won”.
I wish my folks had their “investment in her future” money back!
So basically she is saying in order to appease Mother Earth/Gaia that women should be allowed child sacrifice to her (aka abortion). Yeahhhhhhh, riiiiiiiiiiiigggggggghhhhhhttttttt.
Talk about being a woman who is a retrograde throwback to another age when human sacrifice was common.
She no longer can fit into those drawers... or that T-shirt.
That’s it! Next time I see Alien I’m rooting for the creature.
Ripley: Micro changes in air density, my ass!
FREE STINKER COMMENT:
Actresses say stuff like this with alarming frequency,
but we’re supposed to believe that Sarah Palin is stupid?
Sigourney hasn’t been right in the head since she jumped in that cauldron of molten lead.
Your summary bears repeating:
“Since she is merely an actress and not a scientist, I would consider her article merely musings of another leftist fool who assumes that becoming a star anoints her with wisdom and intelligence.”
Well said. Well said indeed.
And don’t forget Rove! Rove (in league with the evil Cheney) is the one who creates all the global warming problems in his super secret weather machine!
Make this genius a czar pronto!
Hmm. I wonder how many abortions Sigourney is trying to justify.
Clam it, boney ass.
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