Why Women Will Save the Planet

Why Women Will Save the Planet Women s empowerment is critical to environmental sustainability isn t it When Friends of the Earth asked this question on Facebook half of respondents said yes and half said no with women as likely

  • Title: Why Women Will Save the Planet
  • Author: Friends Of The Earth Jenny Hawley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Women s empowerment is critical to environmental sustainability, isn t it When Friends of the Earth asked this question on Facebook half of respondents said yes and half said no, with women as likely to say no as men This collection of articles and interviews, from some of the leading lights of the environmental and feminist movements, demonstrates that achieving genderWomen s empowerment is critical to environmental sustainability, isn t it When Friends of the Earth asked this question on Facebook half of respondents said yes and half said no, with women as likely to say no as men This collection of articles and interviews, from some of the leading lights of the environmental and feminist movements, demonstrates that achieving gender equality is vital if we are to protect the environment upon which we all depend It is a rallying call to environmental campaigning groups and other environmentalists who have, on the whole, neglected women s empowerment in their work.We hope that the book will encourage the environmental movement and women s movement to join in fighting the twin evils of women s oppression and environmental degradation, because social justice and environmental sustainability are two sides of the same coin.

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    1. "Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan environmentalist and 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate, was fond of recounting a children's story she'd been told on a visit to Japan. A huge fire breaks out in the forest, runs the tale. All the animals are transfixed and overwhelmed by the conflagration. All but a hummingbird, that is, who resolves to do something about it. She flies to the nearest stream, dips her beak into it, and drops a bead of water onto the flames. The elephant, the lion, the giraffe and the other an [...]

    2. I am a feminist and an environmentalist, so you would think that I would devour this book. Unfortunately, it was painful to get through. First, there are multiple typos which made for a distracting read. Secondly, very few of the essays actually conveyed helpful, insightful, novel information. Most of the essays repeated the same things or I felt were simply cheerleading. For example: 9 "We cannot separate out the need for gender equality from other struggles for fair, equal, and environmentally [...]

    3. I read this for a book club. It's quite an academic collection of essays, and can be a little repetitive. Some of the authors only touch on women's involvement in the environmental movement. But there are some some very good chapters - Caroline Lucas's stands out - as well as some nuanced analysis of the reality of how women's lives and activism interact with issues of sustainability and preservation of the environment.

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