Topless Women Protest ‘Climate Rape’ on International Women’s Day

A group of 31 women stripped naked from the waist up formed a human chain in London to protest against climate change on International Women’s Day, Breitbart reports.

The activists were taking part in a protest for the climate change alarmist group Extinction Rebellion, which shut down large areas of central London last year.

On Sunday those taking part included teachers, careers advisors, journalists, mothers and grandmothers. They took off their shirts on Waterloo Bridge, blocking traffic in a protest against the supposedly disparate impact that climate change has on women. The women painted slogans on their chests such as “climate rape” and “climate murder”.

A former teacher who took part in the protest, Sarah Mintram, explained: “It’s mainly women in poorer countries in the global south that are experiencing the increase in violence but this will be the reality for all women if the climate and ecological crisis continues to go unaddressed.”

“We are here to raise the alarm about what is happening to our sisters around the world and to tell women in the UK the climate and ecological emergency is your issue – it will affect you as a woman if we do not persuade our government to take urgent action starting now,” Mintram told the Metro.

Extinction Rebellion cited a January 2020 report from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which claimed that climate change was responsible for violence against women in the Southern Hemisphere.

The group was mocked on social media, however, by people who thought their protest diminished International Women’s Day, with one user writing: “You reduce women’s day to a farce.”

Extinction Rebellion has plagued London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) for years, costing the capital’s police force an estimated  £37 million last year alone. The cost associated with policing Extinction Rebellion was more than double the annual budget for the Violent Crime Taskforce, which is only £15 million, Brietbart reports.

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met, and married an American journalist and moved to D.C from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A in Graphic, Media and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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