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Ecofeminism describes movements and philosophies that link feminism with ecology. The term is believed to have been coined by the French writer, Françoise d'Eaubonne in her book, Le Féminisme ou la Mort. Ecofeminism connects the exploitation and domination of women with that of the environment, and argues that there is a connection between women and nature that comes from their shared history of oppression by a patriarchal Western society.

Welcome to r/Ecofeminism!

Ecofeminism describes movements and philosophies that link feminism with ecology. The term is believed to have been coined by the French writer, Françoise d'Eaubonne in her book, Le Féminisme ou la Mort.

Ecofeminism seeks to locate the intersection of radical social ecology and feminist theory. Any attempt to do so much deal with the various external influences and pressures put forth by exploitation of the environment as well as patriarchal domination. In an attempt to mount these two historically significant obstacles, ecofeminist theory must remain attentive to the complex nuances of the world and all that is the case.

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Moderation Policy:

This is intended to be a safe-space for women and other minorities. I reserve the right to remove at will any posts that are deemed by myself or the community to be oppressive. This subreddit is intended for the development of eco-feminist theory consisting of intra-feminist conversation on social ecology.

As such, those who come across as fundamentally antagonistic to the intent of this subreddit are to be banned without warning in order to keep this space safe and productive. Thank you.

/r/Ecofeminism

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Making kin beyond babies - after Donna Haraway

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2020/02/17
17:38 UTC

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Ecofeminist reading recommendations

Hello! I'm looking for recommendations with a couple questions in mind.

One is this: are there different threads of ecofeminist thought? I've read some of Val Plumwood's Feminism and the Mastery of Nature and at the time of her writing that she was indicating that there were. I'm wondering what the state of the art is since then, and if there are multiple threads then what is the newer stuff that follows along the Plumwood thread (if that exists)?

Secondly, is there any ecofeminist writing which discusses the importance of landscapes/the natural world in the development of (philosophical, ethical, political) thought?

Thanks in advance :)

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2019/07/22
11:09 UTC

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EU elections: how to use your vote for climate justice and feminism?

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2019/05/22
14:49 UTC

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Flint Water Crisis - the effect it's had on Flint youth #sloecofem

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2019/03/20
21:39 UTC

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Popular movies with ecofeminist themes?

Hi friends! Hosting a movie night in a few weeks and thinking of doing an ecofeminist (lite) theme night: think Fern Gully, Moana, Mad Max: Fury Road etc. ISO suggestions along the same lines!

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2019/03/08
01:25 UTC

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Hey! We're the Fashion Vanguards Podcast, a Female-Led Pod Fighting for A Sustainable Future in the Fashion Industry! Check Out Our Latest Series on Blockchains!

The ‘Blockchains in Fashion’ podcast series is brought to you by Fashion Vanguards!

Tune into their first episode which discusses the innovation paradox and general attitudes towards how innovation is either embraced or rejected. Then it explores how technology is changing the face of fashion, questioning the industry’s willingness to adopt new technologies to safeguard a more sustainable future.

The second episode delves deeper into the world of blockchain technology and its diverse applications, particularly in the world of Fashion.

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2019/02/12
18:50 UTC

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Reminder about other types of feminism

  1. Liberal feminism (disregard gender)
  2. Radical feminism (fight male supremacy) ,Fighting male supremacy helps reduce racist oppression
  3. Marxist feminism (who produces and who reaps rewards), Sexist oppression is a form of class oppression; women who do more get less rewards
  4. Socialist feminism (who is controlling resources)Emphasize material and economic inequality; Talks about class and patriarchy
  5. Cultural feminism (retreat to vanguardism); Work to build women’s culture, active on social issues
  6. Eco-feminism (patriarchal society exploits resources); Draws parallels between treatment of environment, animals, resources to treatment of women

this thread is so dead

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2018/11/29
03:05 UTC

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5 R's of Waste Management

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2018/11/26
22:38 UTC

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To Go Green or to Go Shopping?

"As US citizens, we are used to purchasing and replacing items that are not completely useless. Re-buying the same item is one way of "Going Shopping" and not "Going Green"

Apple and Samsung do not help is with newer, bigger, and faster technology, tempting us to keep spending. In reality, our technology dies in foreign soil with huge amounts of batteries dripping and changing the earth.

  1. Fixing a broken product or waiting longer to replace what you have is a method of becoming more green. To sustain this, we need to return to the stores that fix our technology and request our mega corporations to not replace the models, but to improve what we currently have.

  1. Driving less by car pooling or using public transportation makes a difference in gas emissions. Mexico City, for example, has restrictions according to the number on your plate for driving days. If you drive on a day you shouldn't you can get a ticket or loose your car. It sounds like an ideal situation, but what about in cities like Orlando which incorporates a large area, but does not have a sensible public transportation system? Should we develop bus and subway systems and restrict driving? Should we only allow cars with multiple passengers in the interstate? Two things must be considered. Where people live/work and how much they need to move around. If revert back to living in clusters, living where we work, then walking will be again the way of transportation. Cities like Tokyo, NYC, and London have implemented systems of subways, trolleys, and buses to compliment walking around the city.

  1. Protecting the land now is imperative. Land is farmed at an alarming rate, deforestation changes the whole environment (animal and human), breeding animals take most of the land we need to grow food. Eating less meat does make a difference, such as reducing your carbon footprint. Production is based on demand and that holds true around the world. We live with our backs to the earth and have no idea how to grow food or how food is grown. As consumers we are interested in prices, variety and quality, but do not care to sustain other efforts such as fair pay for farm workers and a pesticide free food supply. But industrial farming is actually extremely damaging to the environment – it pollutes surrounding areas with toxic chemicals and uses vast amounts of resources, not just for producing food but also to get those foods from the farm to your table. When you shop at farmers’ markets and grocery stores that carry local, organic fruits, vegetables, and meat you’re helping the environment and ensuring you get nutritious, healthy meals, plus sustaining the farming in your locality.

  2. Do your part. Don't use hot water for laundry, only do laundry when necessary, don't leave the faucet running while brushing your teeth, buy used clothing and furniture, give old clothes and furniture to organizations that can recycle to other people, turn the TV off, use tote bags and insist not to use plastic grocery bags, don't use foam/plastic containers but glass, and don't use paper towels but cloth, stop drinking from plastic bottles but drink from reusable bottles.

Remember: Resuse, Recycle, and Reduce! Teach your family and friends. Small efforts create awareness! "

(Original content from my course by Dr. Santana. I've edited the content.)

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2018/11/26
21:59 UTC

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Modern texts?

I'm looking for modern (academic) books on ecofeminism (2014-present) and having a difficult time. What modern texts are your favorites or recommendations?

Thank you <3

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2018/10/13
18:36 UTC

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Eco-Feminist Community in Hawaii!

Hedonisia Hawaii is a sustainable eco-community and hostel located on 4 acres in the lush rainforest of Puna, Hawaii. Opening in 2004, Hedonisia has hosted countless “eco-tourists” and “volun-tourists” from around the world. Community based ecotourism is a great way to live, work and socialize with other travelers. This is what makes Hedonisia so different from traditional hotels! We describe ourselves as an eco-feminist community and as a result, we attract many like-minded individuals. Whether you stay for a week or a few months, you can enjoy affordable ‘green’ lodgings with our community programs. We offer various work trade options for a volunteer working vacation in Hawaii! For more information visit our website: www.hedonisia.com

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2017/05/22
07:12 UTC

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Ecofeminism: A Global Crisis

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2017/03/31
21:22 UTC

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Trump Administration vs. The Environment

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2017/03/30
18:19 UTC

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Why we need ecofeminism

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2017/01/12
12:40 UTC

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