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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 humans and the life enhance of natural environments

  • 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 humans and the life enhance of natural environments

Inclusivity

Denying differences denies differences in power and resources


Critiques of ecofeminism
Critiques of Ecofeminism humans and the life enhance of natural environments

  • Idealistic

  • Essentialist

  • Scapegoating Men

  • Too much focus on women’s nurturance


Question
Question humans and the life enhance of natural environments

Would a nonsexist society imply an ecologically benign society?


Incorporating feminisms
Incorporating Feminisms humans and the life enhance of natural environments

  • 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 humans and the life enhance of natural environments

  • Doing the right thing

  • Socially and environmentally responsible leisure

  • Questions domination of anyone/anything


Comments

QUESTIONS? humans and the life enhance of natural environments

Comments?