April 20, 2012
Members of the European Parliament will vote today on a report by a French Green party MEP who claims global warming “is not gender neutral”.
Nicole Kiil-Nielsen said women “consume more sustainably than men and show greater willingness to act to preserve the environment” as they tend to organise household consumption and childcare.
She argued climate change policies needed to take gender discrimination into account, especially in the developing world.
Yesterday Marina Yannakoudakis, a Conservative MEP for London, referred to Miss Kiil-Nielsen’s motion “bonkers, baseless and bad for women”.
She told the Daily Mail: “This is the kind of thing that gets the EU in general – and its Women’s Rights Committee in particular – a bad name.
This article was posted: Friday, April 20, 2012 at 3:03 am