House Democrats: Climate Change Forces Women into Prostitution
January 12, 2014 3:43pm PST
This is truly unbelievable.
Democrats are desperate to further their climate change political agenda which explains why Independant Journal Review wrote that several house Democrats are actually claiming that climate change can result in an increase in prostitution amongst low income women.
You heard that right.
I believe Democrats even managed to make this absurd connection with a straight face.
The culprit is U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee who issued the following resolution:
“[I]nsecure 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, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health,” it says.
More broadly, the resolution says climate change will hurt “marginalized” women, such as refugees, sexual minorities, adolescent girls, and women and girls with HIV. It also cites Hurricane Katrina as evidence of how climate change can affect women, noting that the storm displaced “over 83 percent of low-income, single mothers” in the region.
It is important to note that this is not a new development. Lee has been issuing the same resolution since 2009. She issued it again in 2013 in recognition of Earth Day. That resolution had 11 co-sponsors.
The purpose of this resolution is to draw attention to the impact of climate change on impoverished women.
When the resolution came up in April last year, The LA Times reported:
The document’s purpose is to call attention to the ways that women are vulnerable to climate change. In poor and developing countries, it will become more difficult for women to grow and collect food and water for their families. Natural disasters fueled by climate change will force many women and children to become refugees. Malaria and other epidemics loom.
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So in other words, Lee is asking you to trust her and her colleagues to fix climate change, otherwise poor women can expect to be plagued by malaria, other epidemics, and will be forced to turn to prostitution to provide for their families.
This is just another example of a Washington elite from California insulting the intelligence of you and I. She’s also insulting the intelligence of low-income women who are certainly strong enough to provide for their families without having to resort to prostitution – no matter how bad Lee claims climate change may be.
Let us know what you think about Lee’s outlandish resolution in the comments section below.