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Ecofeminism and Just Leisure in the 21 st Century. Karla A. Henderson May, 18, 2012 Salt Lake City, Utah. My Journey to Ecofeminism. Equal Rights Learning from Grad Students Radical Feminism Interests in Outdoors and Feminism. Purpose of Paper.

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Ecofeminism and just leisure in the 21 st century

Ecofeminism and Just Leisure in the 21st Century

Karla A. Henderson

May, 18, 2012

Salt Lake City, Utah


My journey to ecofeminism

My Journey to Ecofeminism

  • Equal Rights

  • Learning from Grad Students

  • Radical Feminism

  • Interests in Outdoors and Feminism


Purpose of paper

Purpose of Paper

  • “Spaces and places integral to instituting a more just world”

  • Strengths and weaknesses of ecofeminisms

  • Possibilities for knowing more about leisure

  • Connecting social and environmental justice through “gender justice”

  • Questions for further discussion


Ecofeminisms defined

Ecofeminisms Defined

  • An ecophilosophy

  • Connects humans and nature

  • Philosophical, spiritual, theoretical, critical, practical

  • Premise that the oppression/domination of women connected to/with the oppression/domination of the earth


Patriarchy dualisms

Patriarchy Dualisms

  • Male/Female

  • Nature/Nurture


Inadequacies

Inadequacies

Feminism not addressing Environment

Environmentalists not addressing Women’s Issues


Uniting women and earth

All acts should focus on respect for, and the diversity of, humans and the life enhance of natural environments

Uniting women and earth


Just leisure

Just Leisure

  • Social Justice – a society where the distribution of resources is equitable and all members are psychologically and physically safe and secure

  • Environmental Justice – fair treatment and meaningful involvement of people related to the development and enforcement of laws, regulations, and policies regarding the environment


Power and privilege

Power and Privilege

Inclusivity

Denying differences denies differences in power and resources


Critiques of ecofeminism

Critiques of Ecofeminism

  • Idealistic

  • Essentialist

  • Scapegoating Men

  • Too much focus on women’s nurturance


Question

Question

Would a nonsexist society imply an ecologically benign society?


Incorporating feminisms

Incorporating Feminisms

  • Connection between social and environmental justice

  • Awareness of ideas/raise consciousness

  • Way to examine language

  • Lens to examine policies

  • Potential elitism of outdoors


Possibilities in leisure fields

Possibilities in Leisure Fields

  • Doing the right thing

  • Socially and environmentally responsible leisure

  • Questions domination of anyone/anything


Comments

QUESTIONS?

Comments?


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