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Misogyny, meet hypocrisy: Climate deniers go after AOC, Greta Thunberg with sexist attacks

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Putting aside anything about AOC or Thunberg as individuals, I thought this was interesting:

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Indeed, the evidence Gelin cites shows that sexism is probably fueling climate denialism. Researchers Jonas Anshelm and Martin Hultman of Chalmers found that sexists saw climate change activism as part of a larger group of social changes — including feminism — that threatens "a certain kind of modern industrial society built and dominated by their form of masculinity."

 

Other research shows that American men find environmentalism to be inherently feminine and therefore emasculating, and view being deliberately anti-environmental as a way to feel more masculine.

 

https://www.salon.com/2019/08/30/misogyny-meet-hypocrisy-climate-deniers-go-after-aoc-greta-thunberg-with-sexist-attacks/

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Someone else with an occasional-cortex?


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I am truly sorry, I lost it at this point in the story.

 

Despite the heavy-handed presentation, if a viewer actually listens to what Ocasio-Cortez is saying, it's quite clear she's making a cogent and intelligent case, and understands the actual scientific evidence far better than her detractors.


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13 hours ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

Pointing out OAC is an idiot makes me sexist now.  LOL What nitwit wrote that ?

Thank you!


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They both have found there 10 minutes of fame, Greta certainly has medical issues that have been raised and is being used where a more logical parental response would be to obtain treatment.

 

AOC seems more a self promoter, I assume she has the opportunity, was basically set up by others but was happy to run with it, maybe a bit like Beto?


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24 minutes ago, Randyandyuni said:

Salon.com? Couldn't find a more professional source like People Magazine or National Enquirer?

Yes, I thought it a bit hypocritical of Salon calling out media bias in the MRC.  Time for their editors to look in the mirror.


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28 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

Yes, I thought it a bit hypocritical of Salon calling out media bias in the MRC.  Time for their editors to look in the mirror.

They are incapable of seeing the humor


 

 

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She is not the dumbest in Congress. There is always Guam might tip over Hank johnson

 

I guess that makes me racist 

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7 minutes ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

She is not the dumbest in Congress. There is always Guam might tip over Hank johnson

 

I guess that makes me racist 

And a sexist.


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Beeto, Beeto [dumb bum dumb bum]...


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10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

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   Given the response I've seen in the typical AOC threads here, this is a valid issue. I don't agree with everything the author is asserting, but the point is certainly taken. I don't know that sexism is the primary driver of what is going on. Seems to be that ad hominem attacks are on the rise everywhere, and certainly ad hominem attacks are all over the internet and online against AOC. Against others it's sometimes more centered around race or age. It come's up with Trump a lot too. Attacking the person instead of the position. Even somehow comes up with Beto in this seemingly unrelated thread. No one is immune.  

 

  Anyway, I don't really mind it. Typically if you have a winning argument, you don't have to resort to logical fallacy to convince someone of your position. To do so is just a round about way of proceeding with the argument while simultaneously conceding the argument. It's quite transparent.

 

    

 

 


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