Toward an Ecofeminist Ethic


Warren, Karen J. 1988. “Toward an Ecofeminist Ethic.” Studies in the Humanities 15 (2): 140-56.

Author: Karen J. Warren


"An ecofeminist perspective is essentially a critique of domination. As such, ecofeminism challenges current conceptions of ethics in the mainstream, feminist, and environmental contexts to construct an ethic which reflects ecofeminist insights into the historical and conceptual connections between the oppressive treatment of women and of nature. According to ecofeminists, any ethic -- whether a mainstream, feminist, or environmental ethic -- which fails to take seriously the interconnected systems of domination of women and nature is simply inadequate" (Warren 1988, 140).

Topics: Environment, Feminisms, Ecofeminism, Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations

Year: 1988

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