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Offline Granny

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Re: Addressing climate change
« Reply #195 on: August 29, 2019, 10:48:36 am »
The Misogyny of Climate Deniers

The common themes in the group, they said, were striking: “for climate skeptics … it was not the environment that was threatened, it was a certain kind of modern industrial society built and dominated by their form of masculinity.”
“There is a package of values and behaviors connected to a form of masculinity that I call ‘industrial breadwinner masculinity.’ They see the world as separated between humans and nature. They believe humans are obliged to use nature and its resources to make products out of them. And they have a risk perception that nature will tolerate all types of waste. It’s a risk perception that doesn’t think of nature as vulnerable and as something that is possible to be destroyed. For them, economic growth is more important than the environment” Hultman told Deutsche Welle last year.

The corollary to this is that climate science, for skeptics, becomes feminized—or viewed as “oppositional to assumed entitlements of masculine primacy,” Hultman and fellow researcher Paul Pulé wrote in another paper.

This is certainly consistent with what I've observed among the extreme far-right: They are (none too bright) racist, misogynist homophobes and climate-change deniers, all one package ... because it is the package that defends

"a form of masculinity that I call ‘industrial breadwinner masculinity.’ ".

However, the unfortunate people of the extreme far-right who are visible and vocal in public and online generally don't appear to be very successful in the "breadwinner" category ... but have been convinced that their failure to succeed is the fault of ... women, immigrants and climate-change 'propaganda'.

It would be funny ... if they weren't becoming bolder, more militant and more threatening.