d'Eaubonne, Françoise

Françoise d'Eaubonne (1920–2005) was a French radical feminist, an activist and the author of a vast body of writings that included historical and science fiction novels, memoirs, biographies, and philosophical treatises about women and the environment. Outside France, she is best known for coining the term ecofeminism in her 1974 book Le Féminisme ou la Mort (Feminism or Death).

Born in Paris, d'Eaubonne spent her childhood in Toulouse in the company of her mother, the child of a Carlist revolutionary (a legitimist political movement in Spain that called for the placement of a different line of the Bourbon family on the Spanish throne) and her father, a member of the religious Sillon movement (a French religious and political movement to bring Catholicism closer in line with ...

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