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

Economy for Life in our Earth community

[Versión en español] Brief Background: This living document is a result of an extensive process led by the Social Movements for an Alternative Asia (SMAA), Gerak Lawan, La Via Campesina and the supporters of the #EndWTO Campaign. A draft document was written and circulated online before the #EndWTO Week of Action parallel to the 9th Ministerial of the World Trade Organization in Bali, Indonesia last … Continue reading Economy for Life in our Earth community

Mujeres, comida y cuidados

[Esther Vivas, 08/03/2014].”Se trata, como dicen las economistas feministas, de colocar la vida en el centro. Visibilizar, valorar y compartir dichos trabajos de cuidados, y la naturaleza. Hacer visible lo invisible, mostrar la parte oculta del “iceberg”. Valorar estas tareas como imprescindibles, reconocer quienes las ejercen y otorgarles el lugar que se merecen. Y, finalmente, compartirlas, ser corresponsables. La vida y el sustento es cosa … Continue reading Mujeres, comida y cuidados

Entrevista a Yayo Herrero sobre ecofeminismo

[Realizada por Ruth Vicente para Ecopolítica, junio 2010] EcoPolítica: Cuando se habla del ecofeminismo, muchas mujeres feministas rechazan dicho planteamiento que, en ciertas corrientes, vuelve a dar a la mujer el papel de cuidadoras de vida. ¿Cómo ves tú estas críticas? ¿Crees que el ecofeminismo podría ser una alternativa para el mundo feminista y englobar al resto de mujeres que no se definen como tal? … Continue reading Entrevista a Yayo Herrero sobre ecofeminismo

Fukushima: A Call for Women’s Leadership

[Ariel Salleh, 2011] On 11 March 2011, the Fukushima nuclear electricity plant in Japan was hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami. An undetermined land area remains uninhabitable; thousands of people are trying not to breathe, touch, eat or drink, the toxic levels of radiation in their environment. It is believed that BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam and Rio Tinto’s Ranger mine exported uranium from Australia … Continue reading Fukushima: A Call for Women’s Leadership