2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

Ecofeminism and Why it Matters

 


Theresa Howe
Dr. Hena Ahmad, Faculty Mentor

The ecofeminist viewpoint begins with women?s relationship with the natural environment. Literature often portrays nature using feminine pronouns and descriptions. Anthropologists and other theorist claim that women are to nature and culture is to man. This paper identifies and examines why women are often at the forefront of grassroots environmental movements and how women are uniquely affected by environmental issues. This paper also seeks to portray how feminist ideology is linked environmentalism.

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Keywords: Ecofeminism, Environmentalism, Grassroots, Nature, Women, Feminism, Literature, Anthropology

Topic(s):Women's and Gender Studies
Environmental Studies
English

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 207-5
Location: MG 2090
Time: 10:30

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