Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her
A seminal work of the eco-feminist movement, connecting patriarchal society’s mistreatment of women with its disregard for the Earth’s ecological well-being
Woman and Nature draws from a vast and enthralling array of literary, scientific, and philosophical texts in order to explore the relationship between the denigration of women and the disregard for the Earth. In this singular work of love, passion, rage, and beauty, Susan Griffin ingeniously blends history, feminist philosophy, and environmental concerns, employing her acclaimed poetic sensibilities to question the mores of Western society.
Griffin touches upon subjects as diverse as witch hunts, strip mining, Freudian psychology, and the suppression of sexuality to decry a long-standing history of misogyny and environmental abuse. A sometimes aggravating, often inspiring, and always insightful literary collage, this remarkable volume offers sanity, poetry, intelligence, and illumination.
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Two decades have passed since I wrote Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside
Her. Measured against the scale of evolution, the time it took, for instance, for the
first living cells to become trees or animals or human beings, twenty years ...
I was concerned that the ecological movement had often placed the burden for
solving its problems, those that this civilization has with nature, on women. I said
in that lecture that women were always being asked to clean up, and to this I ...
All nature, it is said, has been designed to benefit man. That coal has been
placed closer to the surface of the earth for his use. That animals run on four feet
because it makes them better beasts of burden. That teeth were created for
Yet the possibility is entertained that nature evolves species without design, and
there are those who reason that the forces of nature are blind, that they are blind
will, without reflection or morality. That this will is a will to live and infects all ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bness2 - LibraryThing
I realize this is considered a classic in feminist literature, but it is not anything like what I was expecting and I found Griffin's stream of consciousness style to be very distracting. This is not ... Read full review
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reading this is an experience in itself, not a passing of the time Read full review