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"Extreme Huntress" [Opinion]

"Extreme Huntress" [Opinion] | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

"How extreme does one have to be to earn the title of "Extreme Huntress"? Don't let the diminutive -ess suffix trick you into thinking this title is a shoddy substitute for the real (male) deal."


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These women belly up to the lowest-set bar.

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Garry Rogers's curator insight, June 21, 2014 12:52 PM

GR:  If we do not find ways to curb the killer defect in humans, one day we will be placing Mountain Lions on the endangered species list and then on another day they will all be gone.

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Magnify the "girl effect" and empower women by associating them with bloodthirsty wildlife.
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China begged to stop poaching in India

China begged to stop poaching in India | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, who is also a wildlife activist, asked China to stop poaching tigers and other wild animals in India's northeastern states. "Wildlife is dwindling."

V. C. Bestor's insight:
China's new "Wildlife Protection Law" endangers more animals, as you'd expect in a country without democracy where environmentalists are jailed.
One response in India can be to hire more women rangers and forest department officials, as at Gir.
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Before Her Murder, EcoFeminist Hero Singled Out Hillary Clinton for Criticism

Before Her Murder, EcoFeminist Hero Singled Out Hillary Clinton for Criticism | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it
Before her murder on March 3, Berta Cáceres, a Honduran indigenous rights and environmental activist, named Hillary Clinton, holding her responsible for legitimating the 2009 coup.
V. C. Bestor's insight:
Hillary Clinton harms all women by corrupting democracy and by helping warmongers & corporations exploit nature to death.
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Eco- Action Heroines

Eco- Action Heroines | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Yes, feminist "super heroes" can stave off ecological catastrophe.

 

 

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"Pax of Wildly Women" isn't fiction!

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Perils of Indian Women

Perils of Indian Women | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Taboos and Threats: Male elders of their caste decreed that village women working at nearby meat-processing factories should leave their jobs. The reason they gave was that women at home would be better protected from the sexual advances of outside men. A bigger issue lay beneath the surface: The women’s earnings had begun to undermine the old order.

 

 

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This is why the "Lion Queens" at Gir Wildlife Refuge are so revolutionary

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Eco-feminists of the Amazon

Eco-feminists of the Amazon | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

In Ecuador, indigenous women are resisting corporations that threaten their land. Why is it so important to the Kichwa? “It’s like someone coming into your town and saying ‘I’m going to destroy your grocery store and your bank and your beauty salon"

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Fanged Wilds and Women Program

Fanged Wilds and Women Program | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Fanged Wilds and Women Program. 218 likes · 21 talking about this. 

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We ladies are what's missing in business-as-usual environmentalism around the world. Share updates on Facebook.

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Women lead strike, defying farm-labor union

Women lead strike, defying farm-labor union | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Tea harvesters in the Indian state of Kerala stopped working for nine days. They accuse union leaders of selling out by accepting gifts from the management.

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Women on the land, standing against abuse.

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Ordinary women doing extraordinary things

Ordinary women doing extraordinary things | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

24 women and 25 men from the local community stop poaching

V. C. Bestor's insight:

Feminism in the wild is #FangWilds

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How to get more female police officers around the world

How to get more female police officers around the world | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it
Female officers are key to protecting women and girls in countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan, but progress is slow and fraught with problems
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This small change could save civilization as climate disasters mount.

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Women see climate change differently

Women see climate change differently | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Getting women's input is crucial to climate adaptation, researchers say


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Global warming is mass murder of poor women & their kids

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CGIAR Climate's curator insight, July 15, 2015 5:18 AM

Nyasimi, of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), said that in Kenya’s Nyando district, hit by both more frequent droughts and floods, she found the most rapid uptake of climate-resilient farming was among women whose husbands were away and not making day-to-day decisions.

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Black Mambas get weapons against poachers

Black Mambas get weapons against poachers | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

The Black Mambas are the all-women anti-poaching squad who are taking on South Africa's dangerous rhino poaching industry

V. C. Bestor's insight:

My novel "Pax of Wildly Women" has come to life!

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The Ecofeminism of Mad Max Film

The Ecofeminism of Mad Max Film | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it
The most badass people in all of "Fury Road" are a group of old women who love the earth.
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Badass? Guilty

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'Black Mambas' out to save rhinos from poachers

'Black Mambas' out to save rhinos from poachers | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Unarmed and all female, the patrolling Black Mambas protect South Africa's threatened rhinos. “The ladies ....are better at interacting with the public.”

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Why not give women the necessary tools to protect their own lives?

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Elephant Ignite Expedition - Women for Wildlife

Elephant Ignite Expedition - 30, 000 elephants are killed annually. That means one every 15 minutes. Most South Africans are passionate about nature conservation.…
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EcoFeminist Berta Cáceres, Winner of Goldman Environmental Prize, Assassinated

EcoFeminist Berta Cáceres, Winner of Goldman Environmental Prize, Assassinated | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it
Honduran indigenous and environmental organizer Berta Cáceres has been assassinated in her home. She was one of the leading organizers for indigenous land rights in Honduras.
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Women Are Risking Their Lives To Protect Endangered Gorillas

Women Are Risking Their Lives To Protect Endangered Gorillas | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it
More than 150 wildlife rangers have died on the job in the last 20 years.
V. C. Bestor's insight:

Extinction is unnecessary if women's courage comes to the fore.

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The Lion Queens of India

The Lion Queens of India | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

New TV Series on Animal Planet Australia & NZ

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Women whose job is saving lions

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The First Female Rangers to Guard One of the World's Deadliest Parks

The First Female Rangers to Guard One of the World's Deadliest Parks | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Women are defending some of the last mountain gorillas in the wild.

V. C. Bestor's insight:

Let's equip women to save nature. Give us teeth and, when necessary, a Kalashnikov.

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Ordinary Women Protect Elephants in Cambodia

Ordinary Women Protect Elephants in Cambodia | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Led by women and monks, Cambodia's indigenous Chong people protest forests being logged for the construction of dams by Chinese company Sinohydro.

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Watch these women speak!

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All-women team hunts poachers in South Africa

All-women team hunts poachers in South Africa | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

The women rangers don’t carry weapons in the field. The poachers usually do. 

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Why not equip women to save their own lives (as well as the wildlife they guard)?

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The woman who rescued the leopard

The woman who rescued the leopard | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Rasila Vadher’s skills in handling animals in tricky situations reduce human-wildlife conflict

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Female rangers succeed!

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Women hired to stop poaching in Kenya

Women hired to stop poaching in Kenya | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Women are more likely to invest in their communities than men, and that a developing country that invests in women advances quicker and further.

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Climate Change needs women's roles to change.

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Fanged Wilds and Women Program: Have I mastered the Humble Brag?

Fanged Wilds and Women Program: Have I mastered the Humble Brag? | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Every little girl or old lady can imagine protecting dangerous beasts in the forest or ocean. Wildlife helps us breathe more deeply.

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Village in India plants 111 fruit trees for every baby girl

Village in India plants 111 fruit trees for every baby girl | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

The town of Piplantri aims to challenge prejudice against women.

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India leads the world in "eco-feminism."

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Afghanistan's women rangers

Afghanistan's women rangers | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it
The country's first female rangers are patrolling the Band-e-Amir National Park and challenging stereotypes.
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Such "Snow Leopard Ladies" can protect leopards from the Taliban

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