In my recent essay “300 Years of Fossil Fuels and Not One Bad Gal” I wrote:
…a narrative in which women’s entry in the workforce is responsible for our dramatic rise in fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions can look superficially like a tool for those who would prefer that women go back home and come out of the workforce, and would like to blame feminists and feminism for our present ecological disaster. Indeed, if no one has come up with this ideological claim yet, I’m sure it is only a matter of time before someone explains earnestly to me how wimmen’s rights are destroying the planet.
I knew it would be only a matter of time before people emailed with examples of this ideological claim being made, and indeed, I got several of them. My favorite, however, was this poster, sent to me by kind reader John LeDoux, and apparently produced by “Evil Conservative Industries.”
I knew I could count on all of you!