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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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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.

Visit the Animal Blawg for this story, and note the fine list of animal rights resources on the sidebar.

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Magnify the "girl effect" and empower women by associating them with bloodthirsty wildlife.
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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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"Feminism doesn't need more inspiration—it needs more anger" or Nature's Power

"Feminism doesn't need more inspiration—it needs more anger" or Nature's Power | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it
"Why are we silent?"
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Why divorce from nature? Wild predators can show us how to have a rage-like focus and power without killing ourselves and destroying our allies: animals inspire "Fanged Wilds & Women Program"

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Climate-Change pressures increase femicide & sale of girls

Climate-Change pressures increase femicide & sale of girls | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Newborn baby girls are for sale in the poverty stricken Indian state of Telengana. Even babies in government-run shelters are available. In the poverty stricken villages, many are willing to give up a baby girl in exchange for money to meet their basic needs. Many families in India have a preference for boys; no baby boys are for sale. The middlemen in the trade say that the girls could be bought for as low as 5,000 rupees ($80).

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Farmers' poverty endangers the most vulnerable humans.

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Eco-feminism drive in India

Eco-feminism drive in India | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Social evils such as female feticide, witch branding and sex discrimination .... Rajasthan is shedding such taboos. To mark the birth of a girl child, villagers celebrate by planting 111 trees. And villagers have started a door-to-door campaign to ensure that every girl goes to school. 

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Regenerate culture and nature at the same time.

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Chinese Women can Stop Exploiting Tigers

Chinese Women can Stop Exploiting Tigers | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Laos providing cover for the trade in tiger parts to tourists from China

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Speak up for farmed tigers. Poached tigers will thank you.

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Women up in Arms: Zapatistas, Kurds & Gender Politics

Women up in Arms: Zapatistas, Kurds & Gender Politics | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Women’s participation in the armed forces has been an entry-point for a new social construction of gender relations based on equity.

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Sometimes you must fight to get respect.

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First woman taxi driver braves Taliban

First woman taxi driver braves Taliban | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Snow leopards can feed Afghan strength & meaning

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Women, notice the strength that wild predators offer us. They transcend human social context and thus symbolize our spirit. We need them, and they need us. Their extinction predicts our own.

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Congo's first female rangers

Congo's first female rangers | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

14 women have graduated from Virunga national park’s grueling ranger training program. “I had nothing, and to get married with nothing? Men would be walking all over me.”

V. C. Bestor's insight:

"Fanged Wilds and Women Program" is happening all over the world, giving teeth to ecofeminism!

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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

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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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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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V. C. Bestor on Twitter

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We are raping our own Mother! @charlieomalley #EarthDay
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Stay up-to-the-minute on Ecofeminist topics

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"Women and Men Who Hunt Animals Are Equally Vile"

"Women and Men Who Hunt Animals Are Equally Vile" | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Celebrity Ricky Gervais continued to slam hunters after accusation he's only targeting women who hunt.

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Hunting is the original way to survive when salad bars aren't available. Some women hunt in order to eat. Hunting is part of nature. However, to enjoy killing is uncivilized and a sign of mental illness in a person or a society.

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Women risk their lives to save environment in Thailand

Women risk their lives to save environment in Thailand | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it
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The front-lines of eco-feminism look like this.

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One Woman chokes Poison Air in China

One Woman chokes Poison Air in China | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Chai Jing's documentary "Under the Dome" went viral before Beijing's iron fist ordered it erased. Pollution in China is often unbearable, a toxicity that Chai Jing blames for giving cancer to the fetus in her womb.

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Our power as citizens is like a fetus within us whose cancer we can cure.

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Study: strong link between wildlife recreation & conservation

Study: strong link between wildlife recreation & conservation | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

What inspires people to support conservation? Birdwatching and hunting.

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Women will save wildlife when we're outdoors more. Women as herders, park rangers & cowgirls will transform the conservation movement!

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Action Scheme for the "Fanged Wilds and Women Program"

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

The famous pranksters "The Yes Men" and their cohorts are helping subvert the dominant paradigm to save the climate. 

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Let's make leopard print a symbol of how Climate Change is animal abuse!

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