By Karen J. Warren

How are the unjustified dominations of girls and different people hooked up to the unjustified domination of animals and nonhuman nature? What are the features of oppressive conceptual frameworks and structures of unjustified domination? How does an ecofeminist point of view aid one comprehend problems with environmental and social justice? during this vital new paintings, Karen J. Warren solutions those and different questions from a Western standpoint. Warren appears on the number of positions in ecofeminism, the special nature of ecofeminist philosophy, ecofeminism as an ecological place, and different points of the circulation to bare its value to either knowing and creatively altering patriarchal (and different) structures of unjustified domination.

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As Carol Adams argues e Sexual Politics of Meal, language that feminizes nature and naturalizes Imendescribes, reflects, and perpetuates unjustified patriarchal domination by g to see the extent to which the dominations of women and nature, espeYa11lmals,are culturally analogous and not metaphorically analogousF Iit 28 Chapter Two This brief discussion of sexist-naturist language deserves two clarifications. First, the point of these examples of sexist-naturist language is not to claim that only female humans are denigrated by the use of animal language.

Natural forests remain unproductive till they are developed into monoculture plantations of commercial species. IS According to Shiva, "maldevelopment" is a paradigm that sees all work that doe' not produce profits and capital as non- or unproductive work. The neglect of nature's work "in renewing herself' and of women's work in producing susienance in the form of basic, vital needs is an essential part of the paradigm 0, maldevelopment fostered by industrial capitalism. Maria Mies agrees. " The term capitalist patriarchy stresses the ways in which capitalism, as one version of the gender division of labor, gl\

A stable and clean river is not a productive resource in this view; it needs to be'developed' with dams in order to become so. Women, sharing the river as a commons to satisfy the water needs of their families and society, are not involved in productive labour: when substituted by the engineering man, water management and water use become productive activities. Natural forests remain unproductive till they are developed into monoculture plantations of commercial species. IS According to Shiva, "maldevelopment" is a paradigm that sees all work that doe' not produce profits and capital as non- or unproductive work.

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