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What We're Reading: Gender Violence and the Environment | Via @care2

What We're Reading: Gender Violence and the Environment | Via @care2

Patriarchy — the hierarchical social system of power relations in which men dominate over women that has defined human interactions in many societies for thousands of years — is contributing to the destruction of our environment . It’s a blindingly obvious insight, I know, and the fact that I’m a man doesn’t excuse the fact that it took me many years to realize it as such. But living in a privileged position frequently makes it more difficult to see the unpleasant truths which form the foundations of that privilege. Now when I say that patriarchy is, at least in part, to blame for our civilization’s ecological woes, I’m not even talking about the fact that it’s mostly men, in their predominant position as owners, bosses and prime movers of industry, who are erasing our planet’s forests, consuming its non-renewable resources and polluting its soils, waters and atmosphere. N...

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