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    Ecofeminism Ecofeminism is an environmental movement, born in the late 1970s and early 1980s, from the necessity to give the possibility to women to have an active participation in ecological issues. In the West, gender and environment are the main topics of a large literature, which relate these two elements in ideological terms. In India however, ecofeminism has become an important and fundamental movement able to protect, in an efficient way, even if towards a slow process, the environmental system

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    Ecofeminism

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    Ecofeminism The first part of this essay will outline the main arguments of the feminist ecologists and deal with the concept of Ecofeminism. The second part will sketch the main arguments of Rosemary Radford Reuther book, "Gaia and God". The final part of this essay will analyze: Starhawk's The Spiral Dance, "Witchcraft as Goddess Religion", The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, and "the Descent of Inanna" and examine the pros and cons of the position that a return to goddess worship would save our

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    Eco-feminism

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    ecological degradation, and the exploitation of workers, race, and class. In the midst of these troubles, a movement known as ecofeminism appears to be gaining recognition. In the following, I hope to illustrate this revitalization movement . I will begin by characterizing a definition of ecofeminism; I will then bring to the forefront the ethical issues that Ecofeminism is involved with, then distinguish primary ideas and criticisms. Though in theory, ecological feminism has been around for a number

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    Eco-feminism

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    “Women have long been associated with nature.” In the following essay Judith Plant sets out the main principles (in regards to ecofeminism): the closeness of women to nature; the belief that the domination of women and the destruction of nature have the same root cause; patriarchy; and the need to re-establish for nature the organic metaphor over the machine metaphor. Judith Plant believes that women have long been associated with nature and that historically, women have had no real power in the

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    A Feminist Perspective of Atwood's Surfacing

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    patriarchal reasoned dualities between the masculine and feminine world; through the domination and oppression of the feminine and natural world, and through the Surfacer's own internal struggle and re-embracement of nature. Since "the voices of ecofeminism are diverse," it requires definition (Zabinski 315). A postmodern movement that "abandons the hardheaded scientific approach . . . in favor of a more spiritual consciousness," ecofeminist theory links the oppression of women with the oppression

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    Reduction of Natural Resources

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    oppressive frameworks and hence, my interest in obtaining knowledge about alternative energy uses to be used as a tool to help liberate others in places of need. The “catching up development myth” as explained by Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva in Ecofeminism, is the idea that underdeveloped countries (meaning, countries that do not equal or exceed the industrial capabilities of modernized counties like the U.S.), through modern technology, are given equal opportunity to become as economically progressive

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    Embodying Ecofeminism

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    Embodying Ecofeminism I felt a little strange the first day I walked into our class, mostly because I was somewhat of an outsider in a group who seemed to know each other. I sat down and listened as class began. I found it hard to focus on what was being said. Words seemed to rise and fill the room without creating any form that I could recognize. I listened hard and tried to engage myself in the dialogue. Some of the other students seemed involved, some resistant, trying to argue their own

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    Ecofeminism Explanation

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    Explanation of Ecofeminism Perspective Ecofeminism was formed by Francoise d’Eaubonne in 1974 to demonstrate how women can make significant contributions to the bettering of the environment. Ecofeminism is a movement that combines ecological and feminism characteristics. It is based on the ecological problems along with the exploitation of women. Ecofeminism comes from the critsism of sexism within the green movement. Women and men play a role in environmental issues, specifically their differences

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    Drawing The Boundaries Of The Ethical Self

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    Drawing The Boundaries Of The Ethical Self This paper evaluates some philosophical views regarding the self who is an ethical deliberator and agent-specifically the traditional atomistic individualist self and the expanded biocentric self of deep ecology. The paper then presents an alternative manner of thinking about the ethical self which avoids some of the philosophical difficulties of the foregoing views. This alternative draws on the recent work by Val Plumwood and Donna Haraway. Haraway's

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    objectified by patriarchy (qtd. in Brammer 1). i. Therefore, ecofeminists encourage the deconstruction of patriarchal and capitalistic systems which create inequity among the society in order to free women and save the planet. 1. The emergence of ecofeminism in literature departments in the United States wildly occurred during the 1990s. a. It is a study of the relationship between literature and environment. b.

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