Tag Archives: environmentalism

Birth Control = Environmentalism

Just when you thought you’d heard it all, environmentalists from Britain have come up with a great new idea to combat climate change. Stop people in poor countries from breeding!

More than 200 million women worldwide want contraceptives, but don’t have access to them, according to an editorial published in the British medical journal, Lancet. That results in 76 million unintended pregnancies every year.

If those women had access to free condoms or other birth control methods, that could slow rates of population growth, possibly easing the pressure on the environment, the editors say…

The Lancet editorial cited a British report which says family planning is five times cheaper than usual technologies used to fight climate change. According to the report, each $7 spent on basic family planning would slash global carbon dioxide emissions by more than 1 ton.

Why not start a few wars in the name of environmentalism, while we’re at it? If population control is a pressing environmental priority, perhpas the neocons of tomorrow will be sailing around the world on Green Peace vessels on their way to war. It would be a beautiful display of bipartisanship. O.K. I’m being ridiculous. But, seriously, is there anything that can’t be done in the name of environmentalism these days? (See Robert Redford post below.)

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Robert Redford gets into the Porn Business

Robert Redford, the legendary environmentalist and filmmaker, now brings you “GREEN PORNO,” along with Isabella Rossellini. You have to see it to believe it.

A little un-classy for Hollywood A-listers don’t you think? And SO wrong on SO many levels. They use the word “porno” as a marketing gag, really. It’s another example of how porn, as a word or a concept, has become less taboo than it once was. We are all meant to laugh at it now.

For one thing, I’ll never be able to look at Isabella Rossellini again without the image of that horrible phalic appendage invading my mind. Uhhggckk!! But, worst of all, portraying porn as a big joke disguises the ugliness and brutality of the actual porn business. The truth is no laughing matter.