Meera Baindur, Environmental Philosopher National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
Connections Between Woman & Nature
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 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.
Displacement of people affects the un-landed, and the marginal people most.
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]