If You Don’t Believe In Hotcoldwetdry You Must Hate Women’s Equality

I bet you give the high sign of the he-man woman haters club and say the oath all the time

I… Stymie… Member in good standing of the He-Man Woman Haters Club… Do solemnly swear to be a he-man and hate women and not play with them or talk to them unless I have to. And especially: never fall in love, and if I do may I die slowly and painfully and suffer for hours – or until I scream bloody murder.

All because you don’t believe in “climate change”

Mary Robinson: Climate Change’s Gender Gap

On International Women’s Day, Ireland’s first female president looks at the challenges ahead, including why women will bear the brunt of global warming.

In honor of International Women’s Day, I recently sat down with Robinson in Washington, D.C. to talk about her book, her long history of fighting on behalf of women’s rights, and her latest efforts to bring climate justice into the international spotlight. Here are excerpts from the interview: (big snip)

I would love it if you could explain the idea of how climate change disproportionately affects women.

It’s so clear and obvious, when you undermine poor livelihoods, it is women who bear the brunt. First of all, and my focus in Africa because that’s my knowledge base, particularly, the farming in Africa is done mostly by women. Seventy to 80 percent of the farmers are women. So if the seasons are not cyclical, and they’re not anymore—there are long periods of drought and flash flooding—it’s women who have to adapt. Women on the whole don’t get agriculture training. And they’re having to learn now to diversify their crops, to have seeds that can survive in drought or survive in waterlogged [conditions], and so there’s a disconnect between even the donor community for this agricultural training, mainly focusing on men, and who’s [actually doing the farming]. Also, if there’s more drought and less water, the women have to go further for firewood and right across the board, it affects women more. And I learned a lot from a good friend of mine at this stage, because we met quite a bit, Constance Okellet of Uganda, as I mention in the book. She’s the mother of eight in Uganda who, when she was growing up, had seasons. And now they have this drought and flash flooding and a destroyed school. But what happened when you have this weather shock and the school was destroyed? There’s no insurance, there’s no Plan B—it’s the women. It was the women, because they knew how to form a women’s group, who pulled that village together. And she became a leader by necessity, and then Oxfam learned about her and she learned that it wasn’t that God was punishing the village, it was rich people.

Go that? Weather has changed, so women will suffer. In fact, the majority of the interview has nothing to do with hotcoldwetdry (granted, she does have her own “climate justice” foundation, for which she takes lots of fossil fueled trips around the world) but other issues about women’s struggles around the world, and especially 3rd world shitholes developing countries. Yet, the headline is about “climate change.”

Oh, and Mary doesn’t seem all that concerned about the plight of women under hardcore Islam. Sure, she mentions, briefly, her concerns about the plight of women in Afghanistan once the US leaves, but fails to discuss just how poorly women are treated in most Islamist nations. Because climate change or something.

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Comment by JGlanton
2013-03-10 03:09:16

In Washington state they have begun taxing breathing. And you must generate taxes with every human activity.

Washington state Senate Democrats recently produced a $10 billion transportation package which supports a raise on gas taxes, car tabs, and even a $25 tax on bicycles that cost more than $500.

In an email to Dale Carlson, owner of Bike Tech in Tacoma, Washington Rep. Ed Orcutt (R), a member of the State Transportation Committee, defended the idea of a bike tax by saying, “Sorry, but I do think that bicyclists need to start paying for the roads they ride on rather than make motorists pay.”

“When you are riding your bicycle, tell me what taxes are being generated by the act of riding your bicycle,” Orcutt said to the Seattle Bike Blog.

Yet Orcutt’s main support for the tax comes from his belief that riding a bicycle is worse than driving a car for the environment.

“A cyclists [sic] has an increased heart rate and respiration. That means that the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider. Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride,” he said.

 

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