OVERPOPULATION AND OVERCONSUMPTION
During The Great Turning Trip, the organization, HowMany?org showed us a film about overpopulation leading up to over-consumption of natural resources, food, and space. The video explained that in many cultures it would be against their laws or way of life to get contraceptives. Also, many women just dont know about contraceptions and in many countries in Africa and the Middle East, women need their husband's approval to get it. The film also showed that with the rates in over population increasing the more the rates for comsumption increasing. Some countries have tried to limit the number of children couples could have.
Here are some quotes that stood out to me:
"In 1950, the global poplution was 2.6 billion people and we had 53 billion cars....today the population is over 6 billion people and 5oo billion cars..."
In 1950 americans consumed 144 pounds of meat and in 2007 that shot up to 222 pounds."
The facts go on and on. Watching this video informed me about the situations all over the world. This flim gave me a reason to go back home and inform as many people as I can about this. This situation is one that is serious and important for women to know. If im given an option for birth control, so should other women, and because of the different situations we are born into that's not always a given. To find out more information about this organization their website is Www.howmany.org.