World’s richest woman calls for sterilization of the poor

World’s richest woman calls for sterilization of the poor


Gina Rinehart, the world’s richest woman calls for sterilization of the poor, arguing that the only way to alleviate poverty is to stop the “underclasses” from multiplying.

I know this news already has its time but still is outrageous to see something like this. The meaning of this article is to remind how arrogant the rich people can be.

Gina Rinehart, a mining magnate worth an estimated £19 billion, has advised those jealous of the wealthy to “spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working” in order to be successful. Miss Rinehart was declared the richest woman in the world, after building upon an estimated £13 billion mining empire inherited from her late father, Lang Hancock, in 1992.

“I believe that any couple making less than $100,000 a year should be forcibly sterilized through a vasectomy or fallopian tubal ligation. Those earning more than $100,000 a year should be encouraged to have as many as 10 or 12 children. “Only by eliminating waste and focusing on our brightest, most efficient workers can we hope to see off our rivals in the emerging world.”

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan criticized Rinehart’s editorial for being “an insult” to the very people who make Rinehart’s mining enterprises function. Mr Swan is an outspoken critic of Australia’s mining tycoons, and he added that Miss Rinehart clearly regarded Australians as “lazy workers who drink and socialise too much”.


Ged Kearney, the Australian Council of Trade Unions president, called Rinehart’s social commentary out of touch:

“Gina Rinehart’s comments are the product of someone who has never had to earn a living and an insult to millions of working Australians who didn’t have the head start of inheriting a fortune from their father and of being able to bully politicians by virtue of their inherited wealth.” Kearney also said her views were “stuck in the nineteenth century“.

Rinehart made a video arguing that Australians needed to accept lower wages because people in Africa were willing to work for $2 a day. But in today’s video she seems to have realized that even that won’t be enough. 

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