Women and the earth (Mother Earth, again a feminine representation) have been getting oppressed for ages in one way or another. What would be the reason why it’s been going on that way you wonder? The only suitable answer to this question would be “Inequality”. Now you must be wondering how? Well, we’ll tell you how.
Sea ice in the Arctic and the Antarctic is rapidly diminishing and the obvious explanation to this would be global warming. People were warned by scientists about the global warming and its power to destroy the environment. But we the people never cared and we still don’t. Whatever sustainability practices that were suggested to us were always brushed away. Are we wrong about it? Okay, so what exactly do you understand from the term “sustainability”?
In an informal survey of cross-sections of city people (high schoolers, corporate types, moms and dads, a barista manager, our neighbors and a lawyer, we posed that question and their answers were something like this:
Let us talk about women now. Women have been treated unequally when compared with men, the reason mostly is because, well, the earth is a male dominated place and patriarchy is the game book everyone (dare I say, even some women, "Oiy!") have been referring to. Men make the rules and the rules are made such a way that oppression of women can be clearly reflected. When we asked our beta testers about feminism and their thoughts were on this topic, here’s what the common answers were:
So we know the impact the sustainability and feminist movements are striving to make. We are at least half- wake, and as we know more and know better, we at least try to do better (some get a C for effort, nonetheless...). Yet, we struggle to see what one issue has to do with the other, or rather why one should take priority over the other; when actually, they are deeply intertwined. Mother Earth and women bear the brunt of nature's brutality and mankind's disregard - earthquake in Nepal, hurricane in Houston, e-waste landfills, child labor factories, toxic shock syndrome, sexual violence and human trafficking worldwide, pregnancy complications, breast cancer, etc.
Talk about what it feels like for a girl.