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On Mother Earth and Earth Mothers: Why Environmentalism has a Gender Problem

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 12:20pm to 1:10pm

Emerson Hall, 135

What would an environmentalism that takes feminism seriously look like? To start, it will need to come to terms with modernization. In the developing world, it is modernization, and in particular the transition from agrarian to urban livelihoods, that has the most potential to transform women’s realities. Female empowerment, in the long term, requires modern agriculture, energy, and infrastructure. Environmental ethics that reject those prerequisites in the name of the natural and pastoral are, simply put, irreconcilable with feminism. 

Jennifer Bernstein, Lecturer of Spatial Science, University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute

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Lisa Hogarty

Lisa Hogarty 10/4/2017

What department is sponsoring this? I have an inquiry as to whether this will be videotaped.