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  •  Blame the sex, not the species? (1+ / 0-)
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    Not sure how that is helpful to garnering wide support for climate change solutions.

    Neither is it certain how such a hypothesis could be demonstrably proven. Who's to say a pre-patriarchy or matriarchy wouldn't have evolved into the same capitalistic, consumerist society? Which sex loves shopping most? If men had respected women more or had there been more gender equality, would that have resulted in women buying more useless trifles, chewing up even greater resources and causing even more pollution? What about Margaret Thatcher and other leading women conservatives, who have placed capitalism ahead of responsible stewardship of our planet and its people?

    I don't support having a patriarchal society, but I think this is going off on a tangent of might have been, could have been, should have been, when the focus should be kept on this particular issue in the here and now, what needs to be done, and how that goal can best be accomplished.

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