I don't understand the difficulty of skipping plastic bags - just buy some bags or keep the good bags you get from fancy stores.
But otherwise there is a lot of bull around the enviroment - I agree with Penn and Teller on this. Also the majority of pollution is done by big companies involved in production.
As for Affirmative action - as a woman you prob would be paid less before affirmative action. More or less depending on what you do, and many jobs would be kept from you.
M_D , you can do so if you like