(I wish. We just talked on the phone.)
Listening to this book now on audiobook - love the ensemble cast of readers to go with all the wonderful variety author's voices also collected. Great to see indigenous representation, and in one of the very first chapters. Sherri Mitchell and Robin Wall Kimmerer completely changed my understanding of what is possible in terms of living in deepest reciprocity with our lived environment - as an integral part of that environment. Agree it would be helpful if "climate dudes" of influence like McKibbon, Paul Hawken, et. al. could promote this book and message via their networks.
"Please clap" sends me every. time.
What an iconic moment. I wish it was a joke shared by more people. I use it more than I should.
The essay by Ash Sanders just floored me. I never allowed myself to give a name to my angst, depression, anxiety, worry... Now I have strength knowing it's shared. I was describing the book and that particular emotional section to a few 20-something women, and they were like "yea, ecoanxiety." I guess it's a youth thing. I'm a 60 yr old tree hugger, formerly part-time environmental educator, now just get to volunteer. But through a mention in your newsletter, I took the Climate Reality Leader training this past summer, and the presenters were majority women and people of color. Your work is being noticed by the eco-celebrities, so claps for that!
Please continue to explore the intersection of climate and feminism 💚
(and thanks for the transcript!)
On the definition of feminism, it is not merely women seeking to be equal men. from bell hooks
Where We Stand (2000)
"Simply put, feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. This was a definition of feminism I offered in Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center more than 10 years ago. It was my hope at the time that it would become a common definition everyone would use. I liked this definition because it did not imply that men were the enemy. By naming sexism as the problem it went directly to the heart of the matter. Practically, it is a definition which implies that all sexist thinking and action is the problem, whether those who perpetuate it are female or male, child or adult. It is also broad enough to include an understanding of systemic institutionalized sexism. As a definition it is open-ended. To understand feminism it implies one has to necessarily understand sexism.
As all advocates of feminist politics know, most people do not understand sexism, or if they do, they think it is not a problem. Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media. The feminism they hear about the most is portrayed by women who are primarily committed to gender equality - equal pay for equal work, and sometimes women and men sharing household chores and parenting. They see that these women are usually white and materially privileged. They know from mass media that women's liberation focuses on the freedom to have abortions, to be lesbians, to challenge rape and domestic violence. Among these issues, masses of people agree with the idea of gender equity in the workplace - equal pay for equal work. [...]
Lifestyle feminism ushered in the notion that there could be as many versions o f feminism as there were women. Suddenly the politics was being slowly removed from feminism. And the assumption prevailed that no matter what a woman's politics, be she conservative or liberal, she too could fit feminism into her existing lifestyle."
not sure if this link is viewable by non-patrons of The Michael Brooks Show. https://www.patreon.com/posts/theory-reading-2-15216220
Sorry. Not sure what happened with my previous post. Loved the interview, Emily - thank you for sharing it! And yay, we have a book group going, starting today!
So what's the litmus test for being a climate dude? I vote for politicians who I hope will end subsidies to fossil fuel companies and who will promote renewable energy. I have been a vegetarian since 1973. Three quarters of my retirement investments are in ESG groups. My electricity is supposedly from wind mills and my vehicle is phEV. Oh, and I have been studying and reading about climate change -- fiction and nonfiction.