Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years, you likely have heard of Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Their show on HGTV is sort of popular.
Actually, it’s been one of the top-rated cable shows for a while now.
The Gaines family also happen to be very conservative Christians.
So clearly they’re a target for the left to take down. Enter the feminists who’ve decided that the Gaines’ recent announcement of their fifth child is simply intolerable.
You see, it’s just plain selfish of these people, argue feminists, to have large families and blindly add more carbon footprint in a world that’s already careening toward the apocalypse.
But don’t take our word for it; here it is straight from the horse’s mouth: “Procreation is becoming a global public health concern…when people do irresponsible things like having five children, we absolutely need to be calling them out.”
Yes, those words were actually published.
Insert your most dramatic facepalm.
Here’s more from Redstate…
Every now and again you come across something so stupid that you have trouble gathering your thoughts about it. The stupid that I’m currently trying to wrap my brain around came in the form of an opinion article from CBC News, which openly promoted shaming HGTV’s Chip and Joanna Gaines for — and this was not a joke — selfishly having children like any married couple would.
The article was written by self-proclaimed feminist Kristen Pyszczyk, who is of the mind that while the backlash the Gaines’ got for announcing their recent pregnancy was unfortunate, it’s necessary because bringing more children into the world is irresponsible and worthy of condemnation.
Why? Because apparently we’re overpopulated and babies are bad for the environment.
There’s no way I can physically relay the stupidity Pyszczk wrote accurately, so I’m just going to quote her verbatim:
In the global West, where the environmental footprint of one person is far larger than in developing nations, it’s crucial that we begin to present all people with alternatives to the traditional nuclear family. This inevitably involves calling out people who have kids like they’re going out of style.
Shame is a powerful tool for changing behaviour: it’s how we introduce new and existing social conventions. It’s unfortunate that Chip and Joanna bore the brunt of changing attitudes, but let’s learn from the reaction and examine our own actions.