NOTE: the following article is satire, not a statement of fact. Treat it as such.
Vice President Kamala Harris recently announced that the Biden Administration would be spending nearly a billion dollars on “women’s economic participation” in “sustainable” economic projects, by which she meant that favorites of the woke regime would be cut huge checks by the government in exchange for staying woke. She said:
As part of U.S. government efforts to advance the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) theme of “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All,” Vice President Harris is announcing the launch of the Women in the Sustainable Economy (WISE) Initiative, which aims to bolster women’s economic empowerment globally by expanding access to employment, training, leadership roles, and financial resources in the industries critical to our future and the future of our planet. The Vice President is announcing more than $900 million in commitments by governments, private sector companies, foundations, and civil society to bolster women’s economic participation in sectors such as clean energy, fisheries, recycling, forest management, and environmental conservation.
This initiative is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advancing women’s economic empowerment at home and around the world. In line with the U.S. National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality and the U.S. Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security, it builds on the Vice President’s work earlier this year in Ghana, when she announced $1 billion in investments to advance the economic empowerment of women globally, including a focus on closing the digital gender divide. In the past eight months, the Vice President’s leadership has galvanized more than $2.4 billion in investments to advance the economic status of women around the world.
Women’s economic opportunities are linked to their ability to control, access, and use land, energy, and water, which in turn improves communities’ and economies’ food security and agricultural productivity. While women grow a majority of food around the world, they are less likely to own the land they farm and women entrepreneurs are less likely to have access to capital and markets. By supporting women’s work and leadership in the sectors critical to the future of our planet, we promote women’s economic security, and we advance work to address the causes and effects of climate change and bolster economic prosperity.
While that sounded awful from the start, news soon emerged that one of the recipients of the cash was the Clinton Foundation, which had submitted an application as a “women run business” aiming to “promote sustainable energy use in the developing world.”
When asked how it is doing so by watchdog journalists, the Clinton Foundation directed them to a link on its site claiming it ships a few dozen $12.99 solar-powered phone chargers to African villages each year, for a grand total of $1000 (including the shipping cost). When pressed on why it needs millions of dollars to do so, the Foundation claimed that any further questions were “sexist” and “casting doubts on the efficacy of women-led businesses and non-profits.”