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Global Warming Will Lead To Prostitution

Posted by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 11:57 PM
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A resolution put forward by Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and a dozen other House Democrats claims that global warming could drive women to prostitution, The Hill reported Monday.

According to Democrats, climate change will affect women worse than men and could force poor women into the sex trade.

"[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," the resolution says.

Democrats also claim that changes in the climate will put added stress on female farmers and will hurt "marginalized" women like refugees, sexual minorities, adolescent girls, and women and girls with HIV.

"My resolution will affirm the commitment to include and empower women in economic development planning and international climate change policies and practices," Lee told The Hill. "This will help communities adapt to climate impacts, and embark on a path towards clean and sustainable development."

The resolution says the ability of women to adapt to climate change is "constrained by a lack of economic freedoms, property and inheritance rights, as well as access to financial resources, education, family planning and reproductive health, and new tools, equipment, and technology."

It calls on Congress to use "gender-specific frameworks in developing policies to address climate change" and encourages President Obama to "integrate a gender approach in all policies and programs" related to climate change.

A post at BizPacReview says the resolution "comes at a time when climatologists are beginning to come to grips with the fact that the planet is not warming — global temperatures have remained essentially steady for well over a decade."

“While some climate scientists continue to resist the obvious that the climate system is more complex than they assumed, others are starting to accept that the multi-decadal climate projections provide very incomplete simulations has to how the real climate system works,” Roger Pielke, Jr., environmental studies professor at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, told the Daily Caller.

BizPacReview said that just as scientists have not been able to provide a direct link between human activity and global warming, Rep. Lee has not been able to prove that climate change will lead to prostitution

by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 11:57 PM
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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 7:40 AM
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Nature's war on women!

Finally someone with deeper pockets the loons can go after.

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 10:11 AM


Quoting mjmorrison:


BizPacReview said Rep. Lee has not been able to prove that climate change will lead to prostitution

There's been research done on the link between climate change and migration:

http://ciesin.columbia.edu/documents/clim-migr-report-june09_media.pdf

http://www.williamtsuma.com/sites/default/files/climate-change-induced-migration-and-violent-conflict-rafael-reuveny-2007.pdf

You have to be careful to distinguish between permanent migration and temporary migration.  (there's one alarmist report that wasn't careful)

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 10:14 AM

And there is lots of established research that makes the link between migration and various problems that normally come along with it, that include increased levels of prostitution:

for example

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 10:58 AM

BUMP!

Debrowsky
by Gold Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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As with all other dire situations that life throws our way, we can -choose- to do good or bad as a result of it.  Address the bad behavior, its correction, not the uncontrollable conditions such as weather.

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 12:37 PM


Quoting Debrowsky:

As with all other dire situations that life throws our way, we can -choose- to do good or bad as a result of it.  Address the bad behavior, its correction, not the uncontrollable conditions such as weather.

That's very fatalist.

As with many things life throws at people, the probability of such things bring thrown is affected by what society does.

For example cancer, and companies releasing carcinogens into the environment.

If you have cancer, there's not much you can do to go back in time to prevent you yourself getting it.  And of course you are responsible for how you choose to respond to having cancer (ie face it bravely, or not).

But, on a societal level, it doesn't make sense to say "Oh, once someone gets cancer we can't time travel, so we don't need to do anything to reduce the odds of other people getting it."

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So yes, each individual migrant is responsible for whether they choose to respond to their circumstances by going into prostitution.

But, none the less, that doesn't mean society doesn't also have a responsibility to try to reduce how often circumstances happen, of the sort that tend to increase the chances that someone will choose prostitution.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 12:41 PM

BUMP!

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 4:58 PM

BUMP!

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2014 at 8:09 PM

BUMP!

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