Ecofeminism is a minor social and political movement which unites environmentalism and feminism, with some currents linking deep ecology and feminism. Ecofeminists argue that a relationship exists between the oppression of women and the degradation of nature, and explore the intersectionality between sexism, the domination of nature, racism, speciesism, and other characteristics of social inequality. Some current work emphasizes that the capitalist and patriarchal system is based on triple domination of the "Southern people" (those people who live in the Third World, the majority of which are south of the First World), women, and nature.
During the "Hug The Tree" Movement in India in the 1970's, there were many women displaying ecofeminism who rallied against the destruction of nature.
by CarlaVee September 28, 2007