Are deep ecology and ecofeminism compatible philosophies? I feel like I subscribe to both.

IMO they absolutely intersect — in fact I think it would be difficult no to lean feminist if you are devoted to deep ecology. The central issue of both is exploitation and destruction that results from imbalanced power relationships — where one group is not acknowledging or esteeming the equality of another group. It doesn’t really matter who or what the “undervalued” and exploited/abused/destroyed group is — or what gender dominates that group — because the main abuser/exploiter/destroyer is a capitalist-paternalist culture that elevates “male power.” In other words, it is what I would call the “testosterone-fueled dominating/competing impulse” that results in the damage and subjugation.

Along these lines, you might be interested in reading this: L7 Oppression of Women


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