Feminist Political Ecology

Feminist political ecology represents the most recent movement to advocate for the equality of women in political, social, and economic settings, and for a substantial change in the recognition of women's role in society. Historical examples in this ongoing struggle point to Aristophanes' study of the strong feminist assertiveness in Lysistrata, the 19th century writings of Charlotte Brontë, and early feminist advocates like Emmeline Pankhurst, who worked to undo the political aspects of female subjugation and to bring about female suffrage.

A more activist and militant thrust to the struggle ensued with feminist movement, whose champions stated unequivocally that the social system was replete with blatant sexism. Books by Germaine Greer (The Female Eunuch) and Kate Millett (Sexual Politics) in the 1970s articulated the existence of ...

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