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Ecofeminism

Ecofeminism, a relatively new version of ecological ethics, is a set of environmental philosophies and movements rooted at the intersection of feminist and ecological theories. The first known usage of the term ecofeminism can be found in Françoise d'Eaubonne's 1974 book Le Féminisme ou la Mort (Feminism or Death). In this work, she declared that a direct link can be drawn between the oppression of women and the oppression of nature; consequently, understanding the nature of these connections is essential to any real understanding of both the oppression of women and of nature. Thus, for d'Eaubonne, all feminist theory and praxis must include an environmental perspective. Conversely, any solutions to environmental problems must, of necessity, incorporate a feminist perspective.

Although all ecofeminists generally agree ...

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