For some reason, we’re constantly told “women’s groups” are organized groups of liberal women. When conservative women come together, it seems they shapeshift into something other than otherwise. Duckbilled platypuses, perhaps?
Given that, a bona fide women’s group — the left-wing fem fam Birthstrike — is making news across the pond: They’re saying “no” to having kids.
The UK faction was founded by 33-year-old Blythe Pepino, a former singer with the electronic band Vaults.
Appearing on the BBC, Blythe explained Birthstrike’s very Al-Gorish reasoning to host Victoria Derbyshire:
“There are people out there who are so scared about this that they feel they actually can’t have a family. … Our planet is in a kind of collapse; the natural world is collapsing around us and that’s actually happening right now. And I’m so disappointed by the response by authorities to this crisis and so freaked out by it, everything I’ve read, that basically last year I came to the decision that I couldn’t bring a child into that.”
The planet is in peril! It’s not safe for children! Code Red! Listen to Al Gore: If we don’t do something drastic now, in 10 years, we’ll be past the point of no return!
Oh, wait — he said that in 2006. Carry on.
Also on the show was 25-year-old Birthstriker Alice Brown, who offered this:
“I mean, each day for me is a struggle. I really do — I’m so depressed, and that has led to a fear that I’ve never felt before. And my decision for being on birth strike mostly has come from not wanting to pass that fear on to someone else. If we’re in this situation now, you know, even since my parents had me, we’ve destroyed 60% of life on this planet. What would that be like when my child’s my age, will there be 10% left? That’s not just to do with being a nature, wildlife enthusiast like I am; that’s dangerous as well.”
We’ve destroyed 60% of unreplaced life??
Blythe said she’d like to have some rugrats, but it’s just too ghastly a prospect:
“I do have a partner and would like to have children with him. We’re really in love, and it feels like the right thing to do. But last year I read the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] and realized how wrong it would be to bring a child into a world on the brink of catastrophe. Now we are looking for [others] who feel the same way to join us.
“It’s a hard emotional message to decide not to have kids, but I hope it might break through the fear and diffidence that surrounds this subject. I was concerned that no one outside my circle would probably care because I’m a white middle-class leftie female with those kinds of friends. But we wanted to put it out there and see who might get in touch. Are there lots of people who feel this way, or is it just my echo chamber?”
I can answer her question: You’re in a bubble. Meeting the like-minded is just meeting your bubblemates.
“Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don’t turn this ship around and so it’s basically like, there’s a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult. And it does lead, I think, young people to have a legitimate question, you know, ‘Is it okay to still have children?’”
Of course, you can alternately just have the babies and kill them, according to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.
Back to AOC:
The good doctor also, of course, by way of her Green New Deal, set ingenious goals to save the planet for all the little threatened tykes:
“We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero, emissions in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.”
If only Blyth and Alice had teamed up with Alexandria months ago: Whatever the bizarre place from which her Green New Deal was born, it certainly could’ve used a Birthstrike.
Perhaps Blyth, Alice, and Alexandria should be far more worried about a wholly different impending doom, brought on — as MSNBC warned us in October — by the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh: the coming Thousand-Year Reich.
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