Who knew feminist trailblazer Gloria Steinem was such a greenie? In an interview on ABC News’ “Nature’s Edge” a few months ago, she raised the alarm about climate change, talked about how climate is connected to women’s rights and population, and gave a basic lesson on ecofeminism and deep ecology (all while fielding insipid questions from the interviewer):
- “The overpopulation is still the biggest reason for global warming, for all the pressure on the environment.”
- “The truth is that global warming is a nuclear holocaust slowed down slightly.”
- “The important thing, I think, about both ecofeminism, as a term, and deep ecology … is that we are part of nature, not separate.”
- “There’s no concept of enough. There’s no concept of overdeveloped. We talk about underdeveloped; how come we never talk about overdeveloped? This country is overdeveloped. There’s no concept of enough money, of enough children, of balance.”
Of course, I have to point out that Steinem is a GINK — green inclinations, no kids. She opted against having children of her own.
Here’s another part of the ABC News segment with more background on Steinem, plus conversation about how climate change hurts women more than men. And here’s Steinem on The Colbert Report last year, arguing that men in egalitarian marriages have better relationships with their wives, live longer, and have better sex. She also talks about sexual pleasure and good fatherhood is this interview published in Grist last year.
This is the latest in a series of Saturday GINK videos about population and reproduction (or a lack thereof).