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01 May 2013

Congressman Hank Johnson Sponsors Resolution Claiming Climate Change May Push Women into Prostitution

Try hard not to laugh at this one, folks.

The Hill reports that Congressman Hank Johnson (D - Georgia) has co-sponsored a resolution that claims, among other things, "women will disproportionately face harmful impacts from climate change" [Kasperowicz, Pete (29 April 2013). Dem resolution warns climate change could push women to ‘transactional sex. The Hill. Retrieved on 1 May 2013.].

House Concurrent Resolution 36 reads, "Climate change exacerbates issues of scarcity and lack of accessibility to primary natural resources, forest resources, and arable land for food production, thereby contributing to increased conflict and instability, as well as the workload and stresses on women farmers, who are estimated to produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in most developing countries.

"Food insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health."

Just to make sure everyone is on the same page, we pay Hank Johnson $174,000 annually to say Guam may tip over, wax philosophic about the world without balloons and sponsor resolutions warning that global warning may turn women into whores.

Now you can laugh. Or cry. It's your choice.