Greta Thunberg steps out of her featured role as climate seer to address ‘gender equality’

Greta Thunberg steps out of her featured role as climate seer to address ‘gender equality’
David Hogg, Greta Thunberg (Images via Twitter)

We’ve seen the pattern before with David Hogg. After a mass shooting at the high school he attended, Hogg achieved national acclaim from the Left as a teen authority on gun violence. So how did Hogg repay his exploiters benefactors on the Left? By becoming a spokesman for all things liberal. Several months after the massacre, he proclaimed in a tweet that “guns have more rights than women,” whatever that means. In 2019, he blamed shootings on America’s “white supremacy.”

Now it’s Swedish wunderkind Greta Thunberg turn to branch out into other areas of liberal politics. On Sunday, she tweeted, “Today is #InternationalWomensDay and we recognise that women are still far from equal to men in today’s societies. We can not have climate justice without gender equity.”

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The Daily Wire’s Amanda Prestigiacomo does an admirable job of taking stock of the shortcomings of the tweet, writing:

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.

But there’s a far more serious problem for Thunberg, who three shorts month ago insisted she is apolitical:

But that particular half-truth has already been laid to rest, as LU’s Ben Bowles notes. Around the same time, Thunberg’s tweet was posted, so was this photograph of her wearing a very political garment:

Greta attempted to whitewash the damning photo with another post:

But all she is really doing here is pleading ignorance. Which in the end is the biggest problem with the Left’s having invested so much authority in any of her pronouncements, whether they are related to climate, gender, or anything else.

LU Staff

LU Staff

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