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Fri Dec 29, 2017, 01:50 PM

51. 20-plus years ago in reading about "Eco-Feminism" there was a prescient essay warning against ...

...allowing Ecology to be segregated into the category of so-called "women's issues." Once that happens, the author pointed out, it becomes as easy to dismiss as childcare, children's health, women's health, women's work, women's pay (and by this time I was gritting my teeth) -- all the things that get shunted aside as not the problem of the men in power because they "belong" to women.

I was actively on the Goddess path at the time, and was interested in exploring the spiritual dimensions of many things I had long supported, such as ecology. I made a conscious decision to "think spiritually; act politically."

I thought we had made so much progress as a society -- sheesh, Nixon himself signed the EPA laws. Yet here we are in this season of backlash and regression, where all the shit we thought we had left behind or at least made socially unacceptable is exposed for all the world to see: racism, homophobia, misogyny, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, Nazism, and now (some) men's phallic fears of emasculation affecting their behavior when it comes to a healthy planet.

Backlash. Regression. Trump.

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