Liberals are at it again, saying absolutely idiotic things, and this time they are claiming that air conditioning is “sexist.” And they are serious.
The so-called “paper of record” was recently trying to convince everyone that air conditioning is bad because it is evil, sexist, unnecessary, and is killing the planet.
In a recent piece entitled, “Do Americans Need Air-Conditioning?,” the New York Times insisted that, among other things, we could save the earth by ending air conditioning.
There was once a day when every last crazy, childish, maniacal idea that spilled out of these whacked-out leftists was an invitation for laughter and scorn. Not too many years ago, even many liberals would refrain from revealing their most idiotic impulses for fear of the scorn they’d suffer. Unfortunately, we’ve come to a time when this sort of nonsense is now normal for leftists to blurt out. This kind of lunacy is now considered “thoughtful” among liberals.
Well, this time the paper is claiming that air condition is “sexist.”
There is an oft-cited study published in Nature.com that notes how building temperatures, once set to the comfort preferences of 1960s-era men in suits, disregard the “thermal comfort” of female staffers.
Come summer, Twitter invariably lights up with charges that air-conditioning is sexist, an engine of the patriarchy, in threads that in turn fire up conservative commentators eager to prove the daftness of the opposition.
Building temperatures are largely controlled by building managers, to industry standards that aim for the thermal comfort of 80 percent of a building’s occupants — which means, of course, that 20 percent will be uncomfortable, if not miserable.
Oh, and naturally we need to get rid of air conditioning to save the earf from global warming.
“On an overheated planet, air-conditioning becomes more and more desirable, solving in the short term the problem it helped create,” the paper said.
And, the folks of “science” even claimed that if we eliminated air conditioning, we’d never miss it after we get used to the heat. The paper even claimed that a “researcher” claims that people in poor countries say that they are “more comfortable with a wider range of temperatures.”
This is all nonsense, of course. But liberals are now way over the bend. Their liberalism has sent them into mental disorder.
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