It's A Man's World When It Comes To Climate Change
Huffington Post - 4 months
Leonardo DiCaprio's new documentary, Before The Flood, debuted October 30th on National Geographic. DiCaprio and Director Fisher Stevens should be applauded for completing this excellent and much-needed film. However, there is an elephant in the room regarding the relative absence of women in this and most other media efforts to address climate change. Before the Flood features three women (out of DiCaprio's 28 interviews) whose voices comprise a total of seven minutes of the film. While unintentional in its lack of female representation, Before the Flood illustrates the wider problem of a disturbing gender imbalance at the highest levels of the climate crisis.
This week, Glamour magazine exclaimed "climate change is sexist." The headline may be emotive, but evidence shows women are disproportionately affected by the negative impacts of climate change because they are over-represented among the poor and more vulnerable to natural disasters than men. Women also contribute significant
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