Why and How Is The Feminist Movement Related To Environmental Issues?
“Climate change is a man-made problem with a feminist solution.”
– Mary Robinson (first female president of Ireland)
Today, March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day (a.k.a. IWD), a celebration born from the labour movement, which was first honored in 1911 in only a few European countries.
It was made official in 1975, when the UN started commemorating it, adopting its first slogan: “Celebrating the past, Planning the future”. It’s important we take this quote into consideration, as most of the time we’re prone to thinking of feminism and environmentalism as two isolated struggles. But think again!