Existential psychologist and North Dakota State University professor Clay Routledge warns that more and more women activists are opting for sterilization, believing climate change propaganda that promotes the slogan: “humans were a mistake.”

Routledge cites these women who argue that: “The future isn’t a good investment,” mentioning the article written by Suzy Weiss, entitled “First Comes Love. Then Comes Sterilization,” according to Newsmax on Oct. 27. 

Likewise, the subtitle is, “Inside America’s Baby Bust. Meet the young women who never want to have kids,” in which she alludes to the sharp decline in the birth rate in the United States. 

For Routledge, this tendency to sterilize would suggest that the psychology of not becoming a parent is more profound than the mere fear of pregnancy or parenting. There are socioeconomic, if not climate-science and political forces behind it.

For her part, Weiss mentions in her article young people’s fears of social inequality and the demotivation generated by “a planet with catastrophically rising sea levels.”

She also describes other trends in the United States: “Millennials are the first generation where a majority are unmarried (about 56%). They are also more likely to live with their own parents, according to Pew, than previous generations were in their twenties and thirties.” 

She adds, “They also aren’t having sex. The number of young men (ages 18 to 30) who admit they have had no sex in the past year tripled between 2008 and 2018.” 

Likewise, she says, “Cities like New York, where young, secular Americans flock to to build their lives, are increasingly childless. In San Francisco, there are more dogs than children.”

The bleak message coming out of Weiss’ publication has caused backlash and criticism among some netizens, as is the case of Twitter user @ReneeOlsen70.

“This is one of the most depressing articles I’ve read in years: young people choosing sterilization because they are so opposed to having children,” Olsen wrote and then quoted the title of the article. 

To one of her critics Olsen responded in another tweet, “Absolutely a personal choice. But my family—both my family of origin & my husband and 5 kids—have brought so much joy to my life. Only my relationship with God has brought more joy.” 

Another person who differs with Weiss’ viewpoint and women who choose to sterilize themselves out of fear of alleged climate change is Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart.

Rinehart claims that humans do not cause global warming and warned against climate change “propaganda” when addressing students at her former school, St Hilda’s in Perth, Western Australia, in a speech.

She described students at her school as being “overwhelmed by the media and propaganda” regarding climate change and urged them to “research for the facts.”

And she warned, “Please be very careful about information spread on an emotional basis, or tied to money, or egos or power-seekers.”

She also advised St Hilda’s to “strongly guard against propaganda intruding on real education and rational thinking.”

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