5 Reasons You Should Care About Environmental Justice If You Care About Women

If you live in the United States, it’s easy to see certain matters as feminist issues. A bunch of creepy, old white dudes policing reproductive health is clearly a feminist issue. Republicans banning trans women from using the women’s restroom, apparently because they have some weird fantasy about cis men dressing up as ladies after seeing too many unfunny ‘90s comedies, is obviously a feminist issue. Donald Trump bragging about … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Care About Environmental Justice If You Care About Women


Introduction to ecofeminism

[Karen J. Warren] From Michael E. Zimmerman, J. Baird Callicott, George Sessions,Karen J. Warren, and John Clark (Eds.), Environmental Philosophy:From Animal Rights to Radical Ecology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ:Prentice-Hall, 1993, pp. 253-267. Introduction The past few decades have witnessed an enormous interest in boththe women’s movement and the ecology (environmental) movement. Manyfeminists have argued that the goals of these two movements aremutually reinforcing; ultimately they involve the development … Continue reading Introduction to ecofeminism


Ecofeminismo, una propuesta para repensar el presente y construir el futuro

[Marta Pascual Rodríguez y Yayo Herrero López – Ecologistas en Acción] El pensamiento patriarcal estructura el mundo en una serie de dualismos o pares de opuestos que separan y dividen la realidad. Cada par de opuestos, en los que la relación es jerárquica y el término normativo encarna la universalidad, se denomina dicotomía. Cultura o naturaleza, mente o cuerpo, razón o emoción, conocimiento científico o saber … Continue reading Ecofeminismo, una propuesta para repensar el presente y construir el futuro


Ecofeminism: Sociology and environmentalism

[Kathryn Miles] Ecofeminism, also called ecological feminism, branch of feminism that examines the connections between women and nature. Its name was coined by French feminist Françoise d’Eaubonne in 1974. Ecofeminism uses the basic feminist tenets of equality between genders, a revaluing of non-patriarchal or nonlinear structures, and a view of the world that respects organic processes, holistic connections, and the merits of intuition and collaboration. … Continue reading Ecofeminism: Sociology and environmentalism



[from: Ecofeminism There is no single definition of ecofeminism, and ecofeminists may well disagree with at least some of explanations I give in this section, but there are core principles. Ecofeminists agree that the domination of women and the domination of nature are fundamentally connected and that environmental efforts are therefore integral with work to overcome the oppression of women. The primary aims of … Continue reading Ecofeminism


Ecofeminism: Historic and International Evolution

[Laura Hobgood-Oster] Ecofeminism emerged in the 1970s and 1980s as myriad forms of feminist and environmental theories and activisms intersected. The term was introduced by Francoise d’Eaubonne in her book Le Feminisme ou la Mort [Feminism or Death] published in 1974. Some theorists, such as Ynestra King, name it as a third wave of feminism, while others place it in the general category of deep … Continue reading Ecofeminism: Historic and International Evolution


Ecofeminism Revisited: Rejecting Essentialism and Re-Placing Species in a Material Feminist Environmentalism

[Greta Gaard] ©2011 Feminist Formations, Vol. 23 No. 2 (Summer) pp. 26–53. Formulated in the 1980s and gaining prominence in the early 1990s, by the end of that decade ecofeminism was critiqued as essentialist and effectively discarded. Fearing their scholarship would be contaminated by association with the term “eco-feminism,” feminists working on the intersections of feminism and environmentalism thought it better to rename their approach. … Continue reading Ecofeminism Revisited: Rejecting Essentialism and Re-Placing Species in a Material Feminist Environmentalism


‘Ecofeminism’: a talk about hard work and great joy

[Maria Mies, Roar Magazine] Recently, the UK-based publisher Zed Books launched its Critique Influence Change series, which “brings together pivotal texts by notable academics and activists from Zed Books’ publishing of the last thirty-five years”. Over the coming weeks ROAR will publish a series of interviews with some of the authors from this varied and inspiring collection of critical analyses and theories. We will look … Continue reading ‘Ecofeminism’: a talk about hard work and great joy

Décroissance juste et écoféminisme

Un entretien avec Yayo Herrero Yayo Herrero s’intéresse à la « décroissance juste » et aux questions qui lui sont associées. Pour elle, « la productivité capitaliste ne cherche pas à satisfaire les besoins », alors que « nous devons lier la production au maintien de la vie, non à sa destruction ». Elle est l’une des trois responsables coordinatrices de la confédération « Ecologistes en Action » (Etat espagnol) ; elle appartient également … Continue reading Décroissance juste et écoféminisme

Ecology Reframes History

[Ariel Salleh, 1997] Ecological crisis displaces modernist political analyses – liberalism, socialism, feminism. It provokes us to re-frame our history, to inscribe a new understanding of ourselves in relation to Nature, so called, and to ask how can we get to live this new sensibility in practical ways.1 That political moment is long due. The bourgeois and proletarian revolutions evaporated before realising their full potential; feminists … Continue reading Ecology Reframes History