n Gender and Behaviour - Ecofeminism : lessons from Nigeria

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1596-9231



What is ecofeminism? According to Reuther, (1997) - "Ecofeminism" represents the union of the radical ecology movement, or what has been called 'deep ecology' and feminism. The word - "ecology" emerges from the biological science of natural systems. It examines how they become disrupted. These natural communities function to sustain a healthy web of life and how they become disrupted causing death to plant and animal life. Human intervention is obviously one of the main causes of such disruption. Thus sprang ecology as a field of study that combined socio-economic and biology to examine how the human use of nature is causing the pollution of the soil, air, water, as well as threatening the destruction of the natural base of life on which the human communities systems of plants and animals are depend upon.

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