Ecofeminism Reconceives Feminism in Potential Ecological Feminism
This paper argues that the capacity and control of ecological feminism provides a distinctive framework both for reconceiving feminism and for developing environmental ethic, which takes seriously connections between the domination of women and the domination of nature. It discusses the nature of a feminist ethic and the ways in which ecofeminism provides a feminist and environmental ethic. Hence, it holds that feminism must embrace ecological feminism, if it is to end the domination of women, because domination of women is tied conceptually and historically to the domination of nature. It concludes that any feminist theory and any environmental ethic which fails to take seriously the twin and interconnected dominations of women and nature is at best incomplete and worst simply inadequate. This research employed analytic method.