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Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) proposed recently that global warming would force women into prostitution:

“[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health,”

BBC News reports that brain scans can determine whether a woman is faking an orgasm or is actually having one. Professor Gert Holstege of the University of Groningen in The Netherlands explained to a 2005 fertility conference that in faked orgasms the motor cortex—the conscious part of the brain—is visible on the scan because it is activated. During real orgasms, movements aren’t conscious and the motor cortex isn’t activated. He observed, “Women can imitate orgasm quite well,” when their motor cortices showed red during orgasms they intentionally faked.


Holstege also found that women with cold feet only reached orgasm 50% of the time in spite of their partners’ best manual efforts. Wearing socks increased the success rate to 80%. Global warming may or not be harmful economically to women but science shows they may have more fun.

Lee’s fears about women turning to prostitution may be overstated because of the advancements in robot technology. For a mere $50,000, Hong Kong graphic designer created a lookalike Scarlett Johansson. Apparently not sexually active, she is still a threat to flesh and blood women in that she looks so real. Also, she is just version 1. Japanese developers have rudimentary sex robots for sale already. Some predict reasonably lifelike female sex robots will be out in a decade—well before global warming is predicted to overheat the world. Others say they won’t be available for men to buy until 2050, still years before global warming will be propelling poor women into the world’s oldest profession. Some would say this is a good thing. Libertarians might disagree. All I will say is that I want mine to look like Tookie.