Feminism and the Environment Quiz

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What is the focus of the chapter 'Feminism and the Environment'?

Gendered relationships to nature and the environment

Why are 'Hysterical Housewives' narratives mentioned in the text?

To highlight the challenges faced by women leader-activists in environmental movements

What is the predominant role of women in environmental activism according to the text?

Majority of 'carers' and concerned about specific environmental issues

What is highlighted as a challenge for women in environmental organizations?

'Hysterical Housewives' narratives used to silence voices

What is the societal attitude towards women's work and ideas according to the text?

It is generally devalued, reflecting a broader cultural problem

What is the main idea behind Standpoint Theory and Situated Knowledges?

All knowledge is produced from a specific perspective

How does the text describe glaciers in the context of feminist approaches to natural science?

Glaciers are vessels of culture, power, and gendered science

What is the significance of studying glaciers from indigenous and 'folk' glaciologies?

They represent sources of resources, dangers, and spirituality

What is the primary focus of renouncing the idea of a monolithic 'economy'?

To better see diverse and unique economies all around us

According to Standpoint Theory and Situated Knowledges, what is the historical nature of scientific knowledge production?

'Scientific knowledge production is gendered'

'Glaciology' refers to the study of which natural feature?

Glaciers

What is the primary focus of ecofeminism?

Challenging the exploitation of women and nature by practices rooted in patriarchy

What is a key feature of modern ecofeminist thought?

Highlighting differences within the category of women and nonbinary and fluid constructions of gender

What is the concept of 'social reproduction' related to?

Unpaid labor historically assigned to women, especially household work and care work

What impact did the COVID-19 crisis in 2020 have on women?

Mothers leaving the workforce due to out-of-home child care coming to a halt, resulting in economic losses for women

What does Gibson-Graham suggest about the global economy?

'Most of the global economy and social life reside 'below the water line,' out of view and beyond the control of markets'

What was a notable effect of the Chipko movement?

'Helped in the conservation of forests and prevented deforestation'

Study Notes

Gender Disparities in Environmental Organizations and COP28

  • The majority of the largest environmental organizations have male leaders, with only 3 having female leaders.
  • Most organizations attending COP28 are sending male-led delegations, and the majority of world and regional leaders, national delegation leaders, and large business owners are men.
  • Ecofeminism challenges the exploitation of women and nature by practices rooted in patriarchy, highlighting the devaluation and economic exploitation of both women and nature.
  • Original eco-feminist statements from the 70s sometimes assume a 'natural' order in gender, but modern ecofeminist thought highlights differences within the category of women and nonbinary and fluid constructions of gender.
  • Black feminist thought emerged in the 1970s and 1980s as a critique of the problematic whiteness of the feminist movement, introducing the term "intersectionality" to capture the unique experiences within social systems due to the positional nature of social relations.
  • Social reproduction, which depends on unpaid labor historically assigned to women, is devalued and unseen, especially household work and care work, which disproportionately affects women.
  • The COVID-19 crisis in 2020 led to mothers leaving the workforce due to out-of-home child care coming to a halt, resulting in economic losses for women and the economy as a whole.
  • Environmental change, exploitation, and development heavily impact the parts of the economy where labor is largely unpaid and invisible, such as the Chipko movement, which affected local women's ability to access resources.
  • Gibson-Graham suggests that most of the global economy and social life reside "below the water line," out of view and beyond the control of markets.
  • The majority of the world and regional leaders, national delegation leaders, and large business owners at COP28 are men, with Canada's delegation being led by a man and containing more men than women.
  • Ecofeminism challenges the exploitation of women and nature by practices rooted in patriarchy, highlighting the devaluation and economic exploitation of both women and nature.
  • Social reproduction, which depends on unpaid labor historically assigned to women, is devalued and unseen, especially household work and care work, which disproportionately affects women.

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