The notion of radical equality between men and women promoted by UN feminists also leads them to argue that, since men aren’t burdened with childbirth, “equality” demands that women be permitted to have abortions to level the playing field, as it were.
“Sustainable Development” = radical environmentalism/population control
“Sustainable development” is a catchphrase of the radical environmentalists who want to limit economic growth, which they see as harmful to the environment, by limiting population growth and resource use in poor countries. As the Report advocates:
And the population, it goes without saying, without access to resources and energy, will remain poor.
Most people think that the word “gender”
– which appears in the UN report hundreds of times – is just another word for “sex.” It isn’t. As used by UN progressives, “gender” has nothing to do with fixed categories of male and female. It is not determined by one’s anatomy and chromosomes. Instead, it is solely a matter of personal preference. One is “free” to be whatever “gender” one wants – and or even, chameleon-like, to change from day to day.
– male, female, LGBT –you are behind the times.) Needless to say, this concept of “gender” is tremendously subversive, undermining marriages, families, and even society itself. (The lesbian mayor of Houston is a gender feminist, which is why, in that city, a biological male who is feeling feminine on a certain day can use the ladies’ room.)
The UN report, which talks incessantly about protecting women’s rights, hypocritically whitewashes China’s brutal one-child policy. That hundreds of millions of women over the past 34 years have been aborted and sterilized, many under duress, goes unmentioned. Instead, we get the following bland paragraph:
This should read: The Chinese Party-State has taken control of the reproductive system of every women in the country, and violates their reproductive rights by controlling childbearing under a state plan, forcibly aborting and sterilizing them if they conceive a child without state permission.
But that would require the UN to acknowledge that abortion is a crime, and this the radical feminists at the UN would never do.
Steven W. Mosher
is the President of the Population Research Institute and the author of Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits.