Now, ‘…Nature, one of the most widely read scientific journals, published a report titled “How climate change could drive an increase in gender-based violence.” It summarizes a recent review paper in Lancet Planetary Health that found extreme weather events, including storms, floods, and heat waves, were associated with an increase in violence against women and “sexual and gender minorities.”
What do “sexual and gender minorities,” such as transgender, so-called “queer,” and asexual people, have to do with violence and abuse experienced by women and girls?
Absolutely nothing. The paper, however, offers the following rationale — “due to … binary sex and gender systems and hetero-cis-normative societies, these groups tend to be at high risk of [gender-based violence].” Anyone operating in the real world knows that women and girls experience a unique set of vulnerabilities in the aftermath of a natural disaster. In many cases, policies rectifying gender-based violenceare diametrically opposed to those rectifying sex-based violence. “Sex” refers to anyone born female. “Gender,” in this context, refers to anyone who identifies as a woman.’https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/equality-not-elitism/a-new-climate-study-embraces-gender-unrealities