MAY 06, 2013
The global warming madness seems to have reached a plateau with several members of Congress sponsoring a resolution claiming that it will actually push millions of women into prostitution!
This appears to be the icing on the cake for a U.S. government-backed movement fueled by climate change alarmists. In the last few years a variety of government-funded studies have claimed that global warming causes mental illness and cancer and that it threatens everything from national security to health, the world’s food supply and even water. One taxpayer-funded study revealed that global warming could wipe out government or at the very least destroy the Washington D.C. area and surrounding infrastructure.
Those who thought that couldn’t possibly be topped need to take a look at a resolution recently introduced in the House by Barbara Lee, a northern California Democrat who advocates for a murderous communist dictator. It asserts that warming temperatures will drive around 3 million people into poverty and that women will disproportionately face harmful impacts from climate change, particularly in poor and developing nations where they regularly assume increased responsibility for growing the family’s food and collecting water, fuel and other resources.
Here is where the hooker part comes in. 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, sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancy and poor reproductive health, the resolution says.
“Whereas the direct and indirect effects of climate change have a disproportionate impact on marginalized women such as refugee and displaced persons, sexual minorities, religious or ethnic minorities, adolescent girls, and women and girls with disabilities and those who are HIV positive,” according to the resolution.
Women in the United States are particularly affected by climate-related disasters, the resolution points out. As evidence it offers this; 83% of “low-income single mothers” were displaced when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast region several years ago. How did this happen? The “ability of women to adapt to climate change is constrained by a lack of economic freedoms, property and inheritance rights, as well as access to financial resources, education, family planning and reproductive health, and new tools, equipment, and technology.”
The resolution has some interesting recommendations, among them that congress recognize the “disparate impacts of climate change on women and the efforts of women to globally address climate change” and the use of “gender-sensitive frameworks in developing policies to address climate change.” Does anyone really know that this means?
Here is another good recommendation to remedy this tragedy; a commitment to educate and train women to “develop local resilience plans to address the effects of climate change” and a commitment to “empower women to have a voice in the planning, design, implementation and evaluation” of strategies to counter climate change. The rather amusing document ends by encouraging the president to integrate a gender approach in all policies and programs in the United States that are globally related to climate change and ensuring that those policies and programs support women globally to prepare for global warming.
It’s interesting to note that the Congresswoman behind this crazy measure is no stranger to controversy. As head of the Congressional Black Caucus, Lee praised Cuban dictators Fidel and Raul Castro during a rendezvous on the communist island aimed at lifting U.S. sanctions against the notorious human rights violator that for years has appeared on the State Department’s terrorist-sponsoring nations.
A year later Lee gave the Supreme Court a minority quota mandate after pressing Justice Clarence Thomas, who happens to be black like the congresswoman, on the lack of diversity among the court’s prestigious clerkships. Lee skeptically asked Thomas about the court’s efforts to attract clerks from minority groups and particularly from law schools that are not in the prestigious Ivy League. It was an unusual topic for a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on an unrelated subject.
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