H33 Ecology, Women, and the Future of the Earth

iconThis course examines how the current social, economic, and religious systems that promote the subordination of women also favor the domination and destruction of the environment. These systems are progressively depleting non-renewable resources, destroying the ozone layer, favoring global warming and the irreversible disruption of the planet’s long-term capacity to nurture its abundant life forms. Returning to the example of indigenous peoples and a women’s approach toward nurturing planetary life, this course explores alternate forms of environmental belonging that foster a reexamining of the myths that we live by and promote a renewed “religious” wonder, acceptance, and subservient living in alignment with our Mother Earth.