The Impact Of Ecofeminism

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One of the hallmarks of ecofeminism is the idea of connection between the treatment of nature and treatment of women. Many feminists have argued that the goals of these two are mutually reinforcing; ultimately they involve the development of worldviews and practices that are not based on male-biased models of domination. ‘Raping of the land’ and ‘taming nature’ are expressions relatively common and the same language is often used in connection with women. As Rosemary Ruether wrote in her book, New Woman/NewEarth: Women must see that there can be no liberation for them and no solution to the ecological crisis within a society whose fundamental model of relationships continues to be one of domination. They must unite the demands of the women's…show more content…
There is little action; rather there is a call for concern and involvement in crucial issues. Leila Brammer says that “Ecofeminists do participate in the formation of ideology and recruitment in that, conferences and books are explicitly for the development and spread of ecofeminist thought. The message has spread . . . But, Ecofeminism has not resulted in collective action in a way Black Power as a philosophy did . . . Rhetorical analysis is the key to understanding phenomena like ecofeminism because their manifestation is rhetorical( Brammer 1-2). In phenomena like Ecofeminism ideology and meaning are more important than structure. People use new words or attribute new meaning to old words in order to express their thoughts and feelings, thus exhibiting a consciousness of their environment in the meanings. One’s feelings fuse with the symbols and images which carry the feeling in communication and sustain it over time. One is led into a pshychodramatic fantasy world, in which meaning in present, reality becomes clearer and involves others with similar…show more content…
This made him extremely nationalist in spirit and independence minded. He was never a politician in the true sense of the word but poetically he sought to be an active participant in the freedom movement. Ireland’s mystic twilight, refreshing greenery and medieval relics enraptured the poetic mind of W.B. Yeats. He disliked London and longed for Sligo, a place in the Western part of Ireland, where he had spent his childhood. Nostalgia for his homeland inspired the poem, The Lake Isle of Innisfree. In his autobiography Yeats himself claims that , “ ‘ The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ expresses the idea that nature provides an inherently restorative place to which human beings can go, escape the chaos and corrupting influences of civilization”(http://www.thoreau.eserver.org/yeats). He
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