In a recent interview with Refinery 29, Gloria Steinem said climate change could have been prevented if more women had aborted their children.
She explained “climate deprivation” is caused by population and that more abortions would’ve prevented the earth’s temperature from ticking upwards.
Listen, what causes climate deprivation is population. If we had not been systematically forcing women to have children they don’t want or can’t care for over the 500 years of patriarchy, we wouldn’t have the climate problems that we have. That’s the fundamental cause of climate change. Even if the Vatican doesn’t tell us that. In addition to that, because women are the major agricultural workers in the world, and also the carriers of water and the feeders of families and so on, it’s a disproportionate burden.
In other words, if we just killed more babies then there wouldn’t be as many humans alive on earth contributing to climate change.
She also added that masculinity is problematic for men. When asked how one can raise a little boy to be a better feminist, she said: “Tell them the masculine realm is killing them. It’s [in their] self-interest. Men would live quite a few years longer without the masculine realm.”
Yeesh. This is exactly why young women don’t want to call themselves feminists, because the movement has long been led by figures like Steinem, who make insane statements like this one.