Going by the EU commisioner Connie Hedegaards record being female adds nothing better to the ‘green ‘ landscape. In fact it’s even worse. Not content on quadrupling energy prices in Denmark Mz Hedegaard now is hellbent on destroying the European economy with inane, compulsive forcing down the throat of the by everyone else abandoned Kyoto protocol. Worse still, she is completely at ease to implement anything from the IPCC AR5 as if written on stone tablets next to a burning bush.
What the world needs is not more ‘green’ females but less econuts altogether.
Why are female leaders rarer than rubies in green organizations?
Magda Stoczkiewicz, director of the European chapter
of Friends of the Earth
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Feminine Mystique – the book credited with igniting the second wave of American feminism (the first wave involved the struggle for the vote).
Which means it’s an excellent time to raise an important question: Why are so few green groups led by women?
Environmentalists are prone to sanctimony. They claim to be building a more just and equitable world – a world superior to that old, hierarchical one.
Except that, if you examine green groups, you find pretty much the same old hierarchical structures – and the same shortcomings.
It’s men who are in charge of green organizations, while the word “assistant” still seems more likely to appear in a woman’s title.
Who’s the executive director…
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