Ecological Criticism Based on Social Gender: The Basic Principles of Ecofeminism



Through analysis of the main schools and theories of Ecofeminism, this study reveals its basic principles. The study finds that ecofeminism is the feminism oriented on ecology and is the latest development of feminist theory. As an ecological movement led by women, ecofeminism has experienced a process from spontaneity to consciousness of practice; as a feminist school, ecofeminism contains numerous sub-branches and sub-schools. However, Ecofeminism adheres to a basic theory that the patriarchy is the origin of natural domination and gender domination. It is necessary to adhere to the unity of feminism and ecology principles for the opposition to the patriarchy.


Ecofeminism; Natural domination and gender domination; Patriarchy and basic principles.

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