Al Gore comes for your dryer?

March 12, 2009

The web site for Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth recommends that you:

Use a clothesline instead of a dryer whenever possible

You can save 700 pounds of carbon dioxide when you air dry your clothes for 6 months out of the year.

But University of Montreal researcher Emanuela Cardia points out in a new study entitled “Household Technology: Was it the Engine of Liberation?” that,

… ownership of washing machines, dryers and freezers increased the presence of married women in the labor market.

Green doesn’t sound very liberating, does it?

2 Responses to “Al Gore comes for your dryer?”

  1. wacojoe Says:

    This must be a bit difficult for the Gorebot when in his San Francisco high-rise condo, I would think. Perhaps he ferries his wash over to Babs Streisands’ nearby digs to use the end of her clothesline.

  2. imjetta Says:

    You know, I LOVE hanging out my clothes, but now I may just have to buy a second dryer🙂


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