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Bad news: Global warming will force more women into prostitution

posted at 1:54 pm on April 29, 2013 by

Why? Because when the droughts ravage the land, women can only fall back on “transactional sex,” says Rep. Barbara Lee.  No, really (via Jeff Dunetz):

The resolution, from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and a dozen other Democrats, says the results of climate change include drought and reduced agricultural output. It says these changes can be particularly harmful for women.

“[F]ood 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, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health,” it says.

Climate change could also add “workload and stresses” on female farmers, which the resolution says produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in developing countries.

Women have been underrepresented in the climate-change debate, Lee claims, and her resolution demands “gender-specific frameworks in developing policies to address climate change.”

In other words, this is almost the realization of one of the most well-known jokes about the media and the Left:

Q: If the world came to an end tomorrow, how would the New York Times report it? 

A: “World Ends, Women and Minorities Hardest Hit”

Unfortunately for the media and Barbara Lee, Warmageddon isn’t getting any closer.  As Jeff points out, that won’t change the claims — only the context:

Here’s the good news for Rep. Lee the worldwide temperature hasn’t changed for over sixteen years, in fact some scientists are even predicting an ice age. Pehaps the Congresswoman from the State of California can change her argument to “woman are going into prostitution because the body heat is keeping them warm.”

Addendum: Here’s a question for Rep. Lee — why would you assume women would gravitate to prostitution while male farmers find other work?

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Giggidy giggidy.

El_Terrible on April 29, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Per economic supply and demand – that means prices should go down, right?
So this is a good news story for Dem politicians…..

dentarthurdent on April 29, 2013 at 1:58 PM

No, that’s welfare you’re thinking of.

abobo on April 29, 2013 at 1:58 PM

She so smart.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Good grief. It’s impossible to parody the AGW crowd. They do such a bang up job of it themselves.

rbj on April 29, 2013 at 2:08 PM

sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage

Huh?

Fallon on April 29, 2013 at 2:10 PM

*facepalm*

Who are the idiots that elect these idiots?
Never mind……..

avagreen on April 29, 2013 at 2:18 PM

All you uncaring male chauvinists may be fine with destroying the Earth, but it’s just not ok! Can you imagine what will happen to the menopausal women? When you combine Global Warming and hot flashes, there’ll be women of a certain age bursting into flame at random all around us. This anthropogenic spontaneous combustion must be stopped now by raising taxes on sammiches, recliners and NFL merchandise. Change your misogynist ways before it’s too late!

trubble on April 29, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Wasn’t she one of the Black Panther groupies back in the day when there were issues of underage “tranactional” sex going on in the BP headquarters in Oakland? I seem to remember something about that. I think we were in a mini ice age then too

Ditkaca on April 29, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Many experiments have shown that plants grow faster and have higher crop yields when there is more carbon dioxide in the air. So all these women will be spending more time in the kitchen cooking and eating all the extra food, and might be too overweight to market themselves as prostitutes.

But don’t tell this to Moochelle–Heaven forbid the OBESITY caused by global warming!

Steve Z on April 29, 2013 at 2:26 PM

The resolution, from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and a dozen other Democrats, says the results of climate change include drought and reduced agricultural output. It says these changes can be particularly harmful for women.

Hey, if you’re really worried about droughts and food shortages in California, how about letting some snowmelt irrigate the Central Valley, instead of providing swimming pools for delta smelts?

Steve Z on April 29, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Something new to add to the list of things caused by global warming (unless it’s already on there).

supernova on April 29, 2013 at 2:37 PM

trubble on April 29, 2013 at 2:23 PM

LOL

female farmers, which the resolution says produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in developing countries

Why do I get the sudden urge to go to my pantry and get out the Morton’s?

Addendum: Here’s a question for Rep. Lee — why would you assume women would gravitate to prostitution while male farmers find other work?

Who wants to be with some dirty old man, Ed? A farmer’s daughter, on the other hand….

GWB on April 29, 2013 at 2:39 PM

So, I’m confused.

Are women daily fainting flowers who can;’t possibly cope with change without being forced into prostitution and need coddled and cared for because they can’t fend for themselves?

OR are women empowered equal and fully as competent as a man who can handle a situation as well as a man could?

I realize Rep. Lee wants the answer to be “both” but that seems to be a bit complicated to make work, doesn’t it?

gekkobear on April 29, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Bad news: Global warming will force more women into prostitution

Yet another example of “Global Warming” being the single constant in the universe that causes everything, it’s the Universal Constant!

RJL on April 29, 2013 at 3:45 PM

So, I’m confused…
…I realize…
…a bit complicated…?

gekkobear on April 29, 2013 at 2:50 PM

These words you use imply you are applying thought to the process. That was your biggest mistake. Just accept that bad things could happen and more government spending is coming.

Fenris on April 29, 2013 at 3:49 PM

… [W]hen the droughts ravage the land, women can only fall back on “transactional sex,” says Rep. Barbara Lee.

Not this woman. I have serious skills and an almost Mormon-esque garage full of survival food and other items.

Good for me because, at my age, I doubt there’d be many takers for said transactions. ;)

jix on April 29, 2013 at 4:13 PM

You know what?

A glass ceiling at a strip bar is pretty cool.

BobMbx on April 29, 2013 at 4:57 PM

“[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources

Like…..female Democrat Congresscritters?

BobMbx on April 29, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Wait–you mean we can get paid for this!?!

cynccook on April 29, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Bad news: Global warming will force more women into prostitution

Yes, that would be…ummm…terrible.

squint on April 29, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Luckily for prostitutes AGW aligns perfectly with their wardrobes.

antipc on April 29, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Luckily for prostitutes AGW aligns perfectly with their wardrobes.

antipc on April 29, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Well said!

RJL on April 29, 2013 at 8:39 PM

Won’t women just get married? Oh, wait. Leftists have made marriage so hazardous to males that fewer and fewer are getting married out of self-preservation.

Oh, well. At least there will be a lot of women providing entertainment then.

iconoclast on April 29, 2013 at 8:40 PM

..late to the dance on this one, but let me just say, AT LAST! Some good news coming out of Global Warming.

“Hide the incline..”

The War Planner on April 29, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Stupid pills. It’s the only viable explanation for this.

sadatoni on April 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Sweet that will drive down the price and increase choice. Come on world heat up!

Your Mamma loves me on April 29, 2013 at 10:32 PM

I see no reason why this rationale wouldn’t apply to unskilled males as well. Equality, boyz!

disa on April 29, 2013 at 10:39 PM

And the good news is there is already a soundtrack for this eventuality!
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFugPml2Nnc

2L8 on April 30, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Barbara Lee says “early marriage” increases std’s? Really? Outside of celibacy it’s the only way to prevent diseases.

The left is not only insane, they’re stupid.

Squiggy on April 30, 2013 at 9:47 AM

For those unschooled in the liberal agenda, global warming is responsible for any occurrence of warming, cooling, above or below average precipitation, snowstorms (now the Weather Channel has to name snowstorms instead of just reporting that its going to snow!), and unduly windy or unduly calm weather. It is also responsible for floods, earthquakes, landslides, sinkholes, forest fires, and any other damaging event know to man. Give the alarmists enough time and I am sure they will find a way to link global warming to the flu, common cold, and hemorrhoids. Now it is going to force women into prostitution!

I only wish Ms. Lee could get her head out of her ass long enough to hear how absolutely stupid she sounds!

rockncoal on April 30, 2013 at 12:19 PM