Radical climate activist Greta Thunberg
issued a post on International Women’s Day addressing sexism and so-called “climate justice.”
“Today is [International Women’s Day] and we recognise that women are still far from equal to men in today’s societies,” she wrote via Twitter on Sunday. “We can not have climate justice without gender equity.”
“And remember; what we women want today — and every day — is equality, not congratulations or celebrations,” the teen added, along with a photo of herself.
It’s unclear which nations specifically Thunberg was referring to regarding gender inequality, or how gender equality specifically relates to so-called “climate justice,” or what exactly “climate justice” would look like.
Thunberg was quickly hit with a response from vocal conservative and award-winning actor James Woods, who said women are more privileged than men in the Western world and noted that men can be drafted to die for their country.
“Just for the record women on the average have more rights and government grants in America than men do,” the actor posted in his first tweet responding to Thunberg.
In a follow-up tweet, Woods added: “There is not one single right afforded to men in America that is denied to women, except the lovely privilege of being drafted and killed in war based solely on one’s sex. [#International Women’s Day].”
Thunberg, who was named Time Magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year, has been widely promoted by the media for her far-left activism, though the teen has claimed she is apolitical.
“I’m sometimes called ‘political,’” Thunberg posted in 2019. “But I’ve never supported any political party, politician or ideology.”
“I communicate the science and the risks of failing to act on it,” the activist added. “And the fact that the politics needed don’t exist today, neither to the right, left nor center.”
The teen has routinely scolded the United States and “rich nations” for not doing enough to slow what she claims is catastrophic man-made global warming, though Thunberg has glossed over or completely ignored major polluting nations like China.
In December, Thunberg was pressured into issuing an apology after saying world leaders should be put up “against the wall” for not acting to her liking with regard to the climate. Critics claimed the rhetoric was inflammatory and suggestive of violence.
“We have to make sure that they cannot do that,” Thunberg said of world leaders supposedly skirting their duties on the climate. “We will make sure they, that we put them against the wall, and that they will have to do their job and to protect our futures.”
“Yesterday I said we must hold our leaders accountable and unfortunately said ‘put them against the wall’. That’s Swenglish: ‘att ställa någon mot väggen’ (to put someone against the wall) means to hold someone accountable,” Thunberg said via Twitter, addressing the controversy.
“That’s what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language. But of course I apologise if anyone misunderstood this. I can not enough express the fact that I — as well as the entire school strike movement — are against any possible form of violence. It goes without saying but I say it anyway,” she added.