UndercoverMan saidThat's why I don't give money to foreign aid organizations. The population explosion is occurring in the third world. If we stop feeding them, clothing them, medicating them their numbers will reduce.
Why the guilt trip, metta. We're gay men; we are hardly responsible for overpopulating the world.
wow... that's probably one of the most disgusting things i've read
Undercoverman I hope you're joking.
Because otherwise if you're not you're very either misguided, heartless, or both.
Educating and improving the financial well being of women in the developing world decreases the fertility rate drastically. As does lowering the child mortality rate. If you know that your kids have a 99% chance of surviving to adulthood you don't need to have 7! Keeping young women in school delays when they have their first child and ensures they are literate so they can access birth control!
You make it sound like you just need to educate the unwashed masses. Unfortunately, in most cases they'll sooner listen to their religious leaders who are against birth control, and go along with their traditions, rather than let some gay guy they've been told is an abomination tell them how to live. And that's just the people in Indiana!!!
You have to start with education. If a people can't read and write what choice do they have other than listening to any idiot in a robe standing in a pulpit???
Or do you want to just write off the 2 billion people in the world living in poverty?
And I'm not making this up, increasing female literacy and decreasing infant mortality leads to a decreasing fertility rate.
Maybe you don't realize it but you come across as self righteous and ignorant a lot of times. Even when you have a decent point to make you spew so much vitriol in the process you alienate even those who would otherwise agree.