Fri, 06 May|
‘Destroy the patriarchy not the planet’: Ecofeminism and the climate emergency
Time & Location
06 May 2022, 19:00 – 21:00
Perth, 78 George St, Perth PH1 5LB, UK
About the Event
Free event but booking essential; reserve your tickets at perthwomenscollective.com
Ecofeminist writers and activists have been highlighting how gender inequality intersects with the environmental crisis for at least four decades. Spending much of this time at the margins of environmentalism, and often unfairly caricatured, ecofeminism is now experiencing a renaissance in the face of climate emergency. From the large number of young women climate activists taking to the streets with slogans like ‘destroy the patriarchy not the planet’ to the lobbying efforts of feminist diplomats at UN climate conferences, ecofeminist insights are increasingly shaping both public debate and the search for transformative solutions to the most urgent existential threat of our time. In this talk, Sherilyn MacGregor will explain the evolution of ecofeminism around the world and give contemporary examples of ecofeminists’ responses to the climate emergency, from the concept of ‘feminist climate justice’ to policy proposals for a ‘feminist green new deal’.
Dr Sherilyn MacGregor is a Reader in Environmental Politics at the University of Manchester. She specialises in the relationships between environmental (un)sustainability and social inequality, applying insights from ecofeminist and other critical political theories. Current research projects include: the impacts of climate change on unpaid care work (funded by Oxfam USA); a feminist Green New Deal for the UK (funded by the Women’s Budget Group); and ‘everyday sustainabilities’ in marginalised immigrant households (funded by the Leverhulme Trust). She is an Editor of Environmental Politics. @dr_smacgregor
All gender identities are welcome at this event. This event is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.