Not only is the American voting public sexist and misogynistic, Hillary Clinton now says global Climate Change will also have a disparate impact on women, because global warming trends are, themselves, sexist.
Speaking to a group of college students at Georgetown University, as part of a panel on “Women & Human Rights,” Clinton addressed a woman in the audience who suggested that weather, typically an objective force that impacts populations equally regardless of their innate characteristics, was, in fact, sexist.
Clinton, of course, immediately agreed.
“I would say that particularly for women, you’re absolutely right, they will bear the brunt of looking for the food, looking for the firewood, looking for the place to migrate to when all of the grass is finally gone as the desertification moves south and you have to keep moving your livestock for your crops are no longer growing, they’re burning up in the intense heat that we’re now seeing reported across North Africa, into the Middle East, and into India,” she said.
“So yes,” Clinton continued, “women once again, will be the primary…primarily burdened with the problems of climate change.”
Humanity is, of course, capable of adapting to changes in environment — particularly those that are small and incremental, and which take place over long periods of time. Even if the direst predictions about global warming happen to be true, the world will not become a vast, desolate wasteland, punctuated by the occasional, massive brush fire of burning crops and singed animals, overnight.
But Clinton’s theories on gender discrimination have never been on the mark. To close out her speech she returned to a more familiar one: that Americans voted for Donald Trump in the last presidential election because they’re sexist, misogynistic jerks who couldn’t handle the thought of a female president.
“Some of it was old fashioned sexism and a refusal to accept the equality of women and certainly the equality of women’s leadership,” she told her audience. “And some of it as an outgrowth of all of this anxiety and insecurity that is playing on people and leading them in a hunt for scapegoats.”
Unless the entire state of Wisconsin was hidden from view by a giant wall of sexism, the theory just doesn’t pan out.