Arch-feminist Gloria Steinem believes that she has come up with the root cause of global warming, a problem that the left has blamed on everything from cow farts to the fossil fuel industry. According to Steinem, the real culprits are those pesky mothers who carry their pregnancies to term instead of having abortions.
In an interview with Refinery29, Steinem was asked whether climate change could actually be construed as a feminist issue. Of course it could, she fired back, and her mental gymnastics to make that connection were staggering.
“Are you kidding me?” she said. “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.”
Her comments echo remarks that she made during a Planned Parenthood fundraiser last September, where she warned that “forced childbirth is the single biggest cause of global warming” and linked the issue to feminist and racial concerns.
For Steinem, 83, making provocative radical feminist proclamations is the keystone of her career, and her comments come at a time when something called a “March for Science” can devolve into a bizarre festival of pithy sign waving and pseudoscientific liberal agenda items being pushed as inalienable facts.
Recently, Steinem turned heads by drawing a comparison between the eminently successful working mother Ivanka Trump and Adolf Hitler because her company only limits maternity leave to mothers.
“It’s not for adoptive parents, not for fathers,” Steinem lamented. “That happens to be the saem policy as every authoritarian regime on Earth that I know of, including Hitler’s Germany. I’m not saying that she knows this, but they were paying women to have children. By accident, perhaps, that’s her policy.”