Feminist author Jill Filipovic came under fire on Twitter after she wrote that having children is “one of the worst things you can do for the planet.”
Filipovic wrote, “Having children is one of the worst things you can do for the planet. Have one less and conserve resources.”
Having children is one of the worst things you can do for the planet. Have one less and conserve resources. https://t.co/8oP2SlL8Gj
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) July 12, 2017
The Guardian article she linked to suggests that “the greatest impact individuals can have in fighting climate change is to have one fewer child.”
The next best thing, the article says, is selling your car, not flying, and becoming a vegetarian.
The report claims “carbon emissions must fall to two tons of CO2 per person by 2050” in order to avoid “severe global warming.”
Ironically, the researcher behind the study the article describes told the leftist paper that she is “considering and discussing” having children with her fiance.
Twitter ripped Filipovic for essentially pushing a narrative that the best things for earth is to stop having people on it.
So which one of my boys should I off to save Gaia? You pick. pic.twitter.com/Vxa0SdK61w
— Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) July 12, 2017
Love a "feminist" telling us how many children we should have… Guess that whole choice thing is only meant for their choices ¯_(ツ)_/¯
— AngieSenseiofSarcasm (@Artist_Angie) July 12, 2017
Pfft, REAL climate heroes commit suicide https://t.co/D1a8pY2TKF
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 12, 2017
— Rick Canton (@RickCanton) July 12, 2017