Episode 9: Is There A Link Between Misogyny And Climate Denial?
In this episode of Eaarth Feels, Christine and Rose explore the possible connection between our society’s treatment of women and the degradation of Mother Earth. Discussion includes recent attacks on Greta Thunberg, the history of environmentalism, ecofeminism and a recent study that examines the belief environmentalism has a feminine connotation.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Articles: Attacks on Greta Thunberg and Alexander Occasio Cortez (AOC)
Earth Overshoot Day ( July 29 in 2019) marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.
Quote (possibly apocryphal):
Gandhi was once asked: “What do you think of Western civilization?”
“I think it would be a good idea,” he replied.
Unfreeze Yourself Action Step:
Take time this week to consider how you have been affected by the patriarchy:
- As a white man can you see where you have been privileged?
- As an “other” (woman, person of color, indigenous) can you see how your voice has been suppressed?
- Unplug for 24 to 48 hours in nature.
- Spend some time in silence, sit with your back against a tree or a rock , close your eyes, feel the air on you skin.