Tuesday 02 March 2021
About the event
This Tuesday we are joined by Environment and Ethics Chair, Eilish Calnan, who will introduce our topic and sustainability week. This will be followed by a short presentation about Ecofeminism, a relaxed discussion about it and possibly a quiz. In this session we hope to explore what is meant by the term 'Ecofeminism', how gender and the environment are connected and how we as feminists can consume ethically.
"Ecofeminism is a movement that sees a connection between the exploitation and degradation of the natural world and the subordination and oppression of women. It emerged in the mid-1970s alongside second-wave feminism and the green movement. Ecofeminism brings together elements of the feminist and green movements, while at the same time offering a challenge to both. It takes from the green movement a concern about the impact of human activities on the non-human world and from feminism the view of humanity as gendered in ways that subordinate, exploit and oppress women."-- From the introduction to "Feminism & Ecology" by Mary Mellor, New York Univerity Press,1997, p.1
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