I took a literature by women class this past spring. We had a unit on ecofeminism, which I have a hard time with. I’m wary of things that say I have some innate quality which enables me to better relate to the earth, by virtue of being born in a body labeled “female.”

But I understand what it means to be ravished, and to have your existence allocated to someplace other than these spaces previously occupied by myself. And I don’t wish that on anyone, or anything. Does that make me an ecofeminist?


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