Ecofeminism on the Internet. (World Wide Web Review)
Bounds, Emily, Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources
Most ecofeminist websites are developed and maintained by individuals with a strong interest in ecofeminism. These sites characterize ecofeminism as the particular cross-section of feminist studies that addresses the mutually beneficial relationship between nature and the feminine (as opposed to the dominant relationship of the masculine over nature). Similarities are also pointed out between the subjugation and exploitation of women and that of the environment, both at the hands of the male hierarchy. A number of other websites are by self-described ecofeminists who are particularly interested in the concept of women either as "goddesses" (of nature) or as synonymous with nature; these sites discuss the concept of goddess worship.
Although there are many established sites on the Internet devoted to feminism or environmentalism, relatively few concentrate specifically on the relationship between the two. Of those that do, most are impermanent sites designed by women's studies professors for specific courses or by activists or hobbyists who have not been able to keep them (particularly their links to other sites) up-to-date.
Women's studies journals still provide the most …
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Publication information: Article title: Ecofeminism on the Internet. (World Wide Web Review). Contributors: Bounds, Emily - Author. Magazine title: Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources. Volume: 24. Issue: 1 Publication date: Fall 2002. Page number: 10+. © 2009 Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin System. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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