Jill says she can't endorse Daniel Engber's odd framing of the population question in Slate. This is actually something that the Sierra Club has been advocating for some time, mainly in other countries. To me, I think framing it the way Daniel proposed is not really a good idea. The whole "babies make pollution" sentiment triggers a vicious reaction. I do think that all of the things that feminists advocate for (better access to contraception, access to abortion, advocacy for better education for women, better equality at work and at home) are things that that would correct the whole population problem anyway. If women have better access to birth control and feel more value than just a baby producer, they'll probably tend to produce fewer children. So feminists don't need to throw their weight behind a scary term like "population control," they just need to advocate for the same policies they have been for years.