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Thursday, June 15, 2017

June 14, 2017: Del Rio News-Herald * OPINION * Letter to the Editor * Gloria Steinem: Say what?!

Letter to the Editor,

Gloria Steinem: Say what?!

Gloria Steinem who became famous as a spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s was recently interviewed.

She stated, “Population is what causes climate deprivation. If we had not been systematically forcing women to have children they don't want or can't care for over the 500 years of patriarchy, we wouldn't have the climate problems that we have. That's the fundamental cause of climate change”. Say what?!

“Because women are the major agricultural workers in the world, and also the carriers of water and the feeders of families and so on, it's a disproportionate burden. We need to think about what's called ‘comparable worth.’ The classic example is that people who park cars get paid more than people in childcare centers. It isn't that we care for our cars more than our babies. It's that one group is men, and the other group is mostly women”. Say what?!

She admitted she’s “never really had a job”, although she’s made a career of speaking up for women and her life has been very different from those for whom she champions. Say what?!

She stated, “women will never be fully equal to men unless they have a right to abortion”, that’s right, she thinks equal means being the same, men can’t bear children, therefore, women should not bear children. Say what?!

She affirmed “there are many men who are very strong feminists and humanitarians because it's perfectly clear that it's not about biology, it's about consciousness”. Say what?!

She believes “a system of oppression wouldn't work if it weren't internalized and we internalize it when we raise boys and girls differently”. Say what?!

She said, “Women usually become whole people by being active outside the home. Men become whole people by being active inside the home.” Say what?!

According to radical feminist Gloria Steinem, President Trump’s maternity leave policy “happens to be the same policy as every authoritarian regime on Earth including Hitler's Germany. The Nazis were paying women to have children”.  Say what?!

Marian Casillas, Ed.D.
Del Rio