eco·​fem·​i·​nism ˌē-kō-ˈfe-mə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce ecofeminism (audio) ˌe-kō- How to pronounce ecofeminism (audio)
: a movement or theory that applies feminist principles and ideas to ecological issues
ecofeminist noun or adjective

Examples of ecofeminism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Simultaneously, approaches such as degrowth and ecofeminism have emerged from within industrial societies, seeding powerful countercultures. Ashish Kothari, Scientific American, 1 June 2021 That’s the central message of a new exhibition on ecofeminism that opened this week at London’s Barbican Art Gallery. Gretchen Smail, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Oct. 2023 Today, South Asia remains a stronghold of ecofeminism. Eleanor Cummins, The New Republic, 31 Mar. 2022 Working in all media, contemporary artists continue to evolve the form, drawing from a prismatic array of philosophies, traditions and cultural movements — from ecofeminism and shamanism to Mexicayotl and Black Power. Steffie Nelson, Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2020 Heidi Hutner, PhD, teaches, speaks, and writes about ecofeminism and environmental justice. Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ecofeminism was in 1980

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“Ecofeminism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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