Ecofeminism and Climate Justice


Grosse, Corrie. 2018. “Ecofeminism and Climate Justice.” In Nevertheless, They Persisted: Feminisms and Continued Resistance in the U.S. Women’s Movement. New York: Routledge.

Author: Corrie Grosse


Women have long been leaders in the U.S. environmental movement. Rachel Carson’s movement sparking book Silent Spring (1962) exposed the danger of chemicals, enabling public understanding. In the late 1970s, Louis Gibbs organized her community of Love Canal to demand relocation of families living atop a toxic waste dump. Ecofeminism also emerged in the late 1970s as a movement and epistemological current connecting the oppression of women with the oppression of the environment. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the environmental justice movement mobilized to reveal and alleviate the disproportionate environmental harms inflicted on communities of color. Women-led grassroots groups were at the heart of the movement.

Topics: Environment, Climate Change, Feminisms, Ecofeminism, Gender, Women

Year: 2018

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