Kloster, Erin - Ecofeminism

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Ecofeminism
Erin Kloster
Liberal Studies
Abstract
Ecofeminism is an attractive field because it interconnects two movements.
Françoise d'Eaubonne coined the term ecofeminism in 1974. This philosophy maintains
that the socially constructed ideology that promotes male domination over women has a
unique connection to the domination and exploitation of nature. On another note
pollution and lax stipulations concerning waste management have affected women on
different level than men. Cancers and other life threatening diseases specific to women
have been linked to environmental negligence. Ecofeminism is also linked with
connecting not only gender with nature but also explores the connectivity between class,
race and the domination of animals with the misuse of the environment. This is a
philosophy that covers social, political and often emotional issues.
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