Ecofeminism and Environmental Ethics Analytical Essay
Ecofeminism and Environmental Ethics
An illustration of the forefront position and impact ecofeminism has had in connection with environmental ethics.
# 147022 | 2,086 words | 7 sources | APA | 2009 |
Published on Feb 06, 2011 in Women Studies (Feminism) , Environmental Studies (General) , Ethics (General)
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This paper discusses how ecofeminism can be defined as a social and political movement uniting environmentalism and feminism. The paper looks at how ecofeminism is essential in establishing protection and preservation of the current health of the environment for the present and the future and how the global attack that ecofeminism engages continually by challenging all subjects of oppression, human and environmental, can be felt on all global fronts. The paper also examines how ecofeminists cry for the unborn child and the tortured animal, the exploitation of people and the exploitation of natural resources. Additionally, the paper discusses how ecofeminism extends morals, obligations and acknowledgement to all, in both the human and the natural environment in which we coexist.
From the Paper:"Societies that are structured around a patriarchal framework, the view of female inferiority, lack regard for the environment because the environment is inferior to man as well (Harris, 2008). KarenWarren (2000), a leading ecofeminist, states in her publication, Ecofeminist Philosophy; A Western Perspective On What It Is and Why It Matters, that a conceptual framework is defined as "a set of basic beliefs, values, attitudes, and assumptions which shape and reflect how one views oneself and one's world (p. 64)." A patriarchy is a male biased, gendered institution that rejects convergence and embraces dichotomies and dualisms. Patriarchal views show obtrusive partiality towards the masculine concepts over feminine approaches, motivation over emotion, antagonism over cooperation and the need for power over a common ground of understanding. Humans are understood as being separate from, and often superior to the natural environment in a society that is patriarchal based (Harris, 2008). "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Curtin, D. (1996). Toward and Ecological Ethic of Care. Ecological Feminist Philosophies. Bloomington: Indiana .
- Harris, A. (2008, July, 21). The Green Fuse-Bringing philosophy to life. Retrieved June 11, 2009, from http://www.thegreenfuse.org/ecofem.htm
- McGuire, C., & McGuire, C. (2003). Ecofeminist Visions. Retrieved June, 11, 2009, From http://eve.enviroweb.org/what_is/main.html
- Ruggiero, R. (2008). Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
- Sturgeon, N. (1997). Ecofeminist Natures: Race, Gender, Feminist Theory and Political Action. New York: Routledge.
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