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  • “ Ecofeminism” was first used in 1974, by French writer Françoise d'Eaubonne, in her book Le Feminisme ou la mort , which called for women to take a leading role in environmentalism This philosophy is based on a premise that environmental and feminist movements can be mutually reinforcing in the face of today’s ecological crisis. Ecofeminist theory became coherent in the 1980s

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  • Ecofeminism
    • Environment is a feminist issue and how?
    Meera Baindur, Environmental Philosopher National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
  • Connections Between Woman & Nature
  • Causal Connections
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  • GOD Women Children Animals Plants Rocks Man  Culture – “rights”  Nature – “Resources” Pyramid courtesy, “Working with Nature: Reciprocity or control?” by Ariel Salleh in “ Environmental Philosophy" New Jersey: Prentice –Hall) The Patriarchal Pyramid
  • Conceptual Connections
  • Conceptual Dichotomies : Value Dualism 1
  • Conceptual Dichotomies : Value Dualism 2
  • Conceptual Dichotomies : Value Dualism 3
  • Conceptual Dichotomies : Value Dualism 4
  • Conceptual Framework: Value Hierarchy
  • Conceptual Logic of Domination
    • Value reason is greater than Value emotion
    • Men have always been reasoning
    • Women have often been emotional
    • Value reasoning is greater than Value of emotion
    • Therefore men are “above” women in the order, therefore can subordinate them.
  • Empirical Connections
  • Displacement of people affects the un-landed, and the marginal people most.
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  • The Call Of Ecofeminism
  • Some places we have to restore balance!
    • Woman – centered thinking and policy.
    • Deconstructing the hierarchies of domination.
    • Subsistence-living is not poverty.
    • Celebrate Diversity; Respect Differences.
    • Starting caring for the planet, Don’t “ techno-fix” it. It’s not a clock or a spaceship, It’s a living planet!
  • We inherit the earth from our children. [email_address]