New Philosophy

Environmental Philosophy

How is environmentalism related to feminism?

Feminists have addressed the exploitation of natural environments as part of overall cultural misogyny insofar as the earth is at least metaphorically female. Also, some of the exploitation of animals is centered on female animals. Chris Cuomo explores this last thesis and characterizes living beings in an interesting way as having “dynamic charm” in Feminism and Ecological Communities (2002).


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