So, first I think I need to explain what ecofeminism is not.
Ecofeminism is not the assumption that men abuse nature because women are close to nature.
This is my feeble attempt at explaining ecofeminism
Ecofeminism is more of a philosophy (or at least that is how I understand it)
The principles of ecofeminism are that the same ideology used to oppress women is the same thing that we use to oppress nature.
The general ideas of “We are this, nature is other” “We are men, women are other” are lined up to create the ideology that it is okay to abuse the other or treat it as less than.
Because people are seen as superior to nature and a part from it
and men are seen as superior to women and a part from them
We’d be hoping to start to see ourselves as equal with nature, because we really are.
When we start to see ourselves as the same as nature, then we’ll stop abusing it, because not many people purposely abuse themselves. This is the ECO
Likewise, we’d be hoping to see women as equal to men, because they really are.
When we start to see women and men as the same thing, then we can rid ourselves of a lot of gendered abuse. This is the FEMINISM
And there you have it: Ecofeminism
So when I first stumbled upon Lady Darwin I had zero idea what “ecofeminism” meant. I found this to be a pretty helpful explanation. Perhaps this is already on here somewhere, but oh well! :)