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Jay Currie

One Damn Thing After Another

12/20/2004

Flooding is a Feminist Issue

via tim blair via the monger Canadian - and don't it make you proud - Angie Daze told the UN Conference on Global Warming,

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Severe weather caused by global warming can pose greater physical danger to women than men, a Canadian attending a UN conference on climate change said Friday.

"For instance, often women don't know how to swim, so in a flood situation that can lead to a higher instance of death or injury," Angie Daze, a program manager with a Canadian group called Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change, said.
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The Monger's inner self is a bit damp with laughter at this lunacy. Blair's commentors suggest that this has to be a send up. One commentor points out that while the global warming female connection is, perhaps exagerated and, hey, women have more than a few survival edges:

Women have a higher proportion of body fat and tend to float much more easily than men. Also women tend to be more slight of stature making them less of a target for comet sized hail stones, tornadoes and falling dogs from Kansas.
Now, just for fun, I wonder if Ms. Daze had her way paid by our friends the feds? As ever, proud to share a country with Ms. Daze.