13 Pages

What’s Wrong with Ecofeminism?

WithLucy Sargisson

This essay aims to establish that feminism and ecologism, when linked, have a potential that exceeds the sum of its parts. Feminism and ecologism as bodies of thought meet most frequently in the field of ecofeminism. This is not the most exciting or profitable terrain on which they can address each other. Rather, feminism and ecologism can meet on two coexisting levels. The first concerns matters of content – specifically, their shared concern with certain issues and concepts. The second is their respective natures: both have emancipatory and utopian potential.