The Manifestations and Symptoms of Ecofeminism

Ling CHEN

Abstract


The article observes the theory and practice of Ecofeminism and tries to reveal the manifestations and symptoms of Ecofeminism. The study finds out that Ecofeminism is a theory as well as a movement. Ecofeminism advocates women’s guiding the ecological movement and rebuilding the relationship between humanity and nature as well as between men and women. As a theory, Ecofeminism emphasizes to explore the cause of domination from a social cultural perspective. It believes that the root of natural domination and sexual domination is patriarchy and it advocates eliminating patriarchy to achieve the dual liberation of nature and women. However, Ecofeminism, based on cultural transformation, starts from cultural changes, is not in favor of changing the production relation; therefore, it is impossible to really eliminate all forms of domination and achieves the real liberation of nature, gender, class and race.


Keywords


Ecofeminism; Nature domination and gender domination; Patriarchy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2F5229

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