Feral Gender Politics, by Kate Crawford, is an introduction to ecofeminism, which emphasizes the need for ecofeminist theory, and for a movement that supports ecofeminism’s demands. Ecofeminism is the third wave of feminism, which aims to revitalize the anti-intersectionality of the movement to make it more sustainable and to incorporate the importance of ecological theory into its practices. Crawford provides a comprehensive introduction to ecofeminism, which makes clear why it is important for feminism to continue its commitment to the environment and to environmental change.
Feminist political ecology is an ecofeminist perspective on ecofeminism, drawing heavily on concepts from post-modernist, critical, and post-anarchist theory. Ecofeminism is an ecologically based theory of politics and ethics. Unlike most forms of feminism that are politically instrumental, ecofeminists believe that ecofeminism does not depend on women as such to change the world in a more favorable direction. The theory of ecofeminism also does not view human nature as being inherently good or bad, but instead views nature as a part of a living, non-historical system that is constantly changing and responding to the needs of its participants.
The ecological theory is crucial for understanding environmental problems and their solutions. However, ecofeminists also see that environmental problems are not caused by natural forces like the sun and the wind. Environmental problems can be caused by people. The theory of ecofeminism helps to explain the importance of the environment and to show how environmental issues can be directly linked to women’s and men’s lives.
Feminism is, of course, a wide-ranging philosophical and social movement that has been a part of Western civilization since the early days of the Industrial Revolution. As with all philosophies, however, there are some controversy and misunderstanding surrounding feminism. Some argue that it is a liberal political philosophy, while others argue that it is an unprincipled ideology whose followers have committed crimes. Most people agree that feminism is part of an evolving philosophy in Western culture that is in tune with the times.
When looking at ecofeminism, it should be noted that the terms “feminism” ecology” comes from two different Greek words. Ecofeminism is an attempt to create a new, more ecologically-based philosophy that includes both women and nature as integral parts of its theory. While ecofeminism can sometimes be viewed as liberal and non-left-leaning, it also includes a number of right-leaning positions.
The book by Kate Crawford, Feral Gender Politics, is a well-illustrated introduction to ecofeminism that is an excellent introduction to ecofeminism. It is a comprehensive and well-researched introduction to ecofeminism, making clear why it is important for feminist politics to continue to prioritize the environment.