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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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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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Wolves attack Chinese villagers and sheep

Wolves attack Chinese villagers and sheep | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Six people were injured when a pack of wolves made a rare attack on a village near the Mongolian border

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Imagine if this tragedy were an opportunity for empowering women via "Fanged Wilds". Eco-feminism can seed anywhere nature needs us.

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Badass Females In The Animal Kingdom

Badass Females In The Animal Kingdom | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Nine examples of grrrl power

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Is your man clingy? He may be an angler fish.

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Fanged Wilds and Women: Who's judging you?

Fanged Wilds and Women: Who's judging you? | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

“Hobby Lobby” decision by the United States Supreme Court and the “Game Changer for the climate” ruling 

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Would it stop mass extinction if we had nine women be the Supremes?

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Wildlife Crime Stories

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Wildlife and Forest Crimes have disastrous effects. WildLeaks is a place to report crimes anonymously.


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Women can do more to stop poaching. "Fanged Wilds and Women Program" - let's mobilize half the human race to stop wilderness crimes.

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Wildleaks gives whistleblowers and witnesses of wildlife crime a secure place to report their evidence.

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Women's Writing & Wildness: Opposite Impulses?

Women's Writing & Wildness: Opposite Impulses? | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

"Men may remain steel-jawed about extreme weather; doggedly turn survivalist; or secretly welcome apocalyptic thrills as the climate goes "on steroids."

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Writing lifted me from the capitalist-greed-breeder paradigm: my books are my babies, and I ultimately consume less because I produce my own meaning and delight. I soar beyond my domestic details to transnational concerns, released from a lady's unspoken vow of compliance and complacency as I give language to the mute species whose homes our commerce invades. 

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Cats and "Sex-Negative Feminism"

Cats and "Sex-Negative Feminism" | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

....what if still loving our pets when they've left the body is a way to evolve beyond the consumerism/sex-object mentality? 

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'Brutish' Columbia's trophy bear hunt

'Brutish' Columbia's trophy bear hunt | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Shot just as mother bears emerge from winter dens with their recently-born cubs.  Tourism generates more than 12 times the revenue and 50 times the number of jobs than letting people kill grizzlies for fun.

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"274 cubs orphaned"?!

Maternal instinct demands that women put an end to trophy hunting, not only for the sake of animals, but to put teeth into Eco-Feminism.

Fanged Wilds Forever!

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FOREST HEROINE fends off population pressures on endangered species

FOREST HEROINE fends off population pressures on endangered species | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Rural women employ skills that place them among the world’s most advanced plant researchers and conservationists.


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We need more people like THIS ...."before the forests are vanquished.... engage directly with the truly intelligent members of the universe, those who have figured out how life supports life....how death doesn’t lead to immiserated oceans, and toxified air, and collapsed forests, and extirpated tigers, and devastated humans."

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Tiger Hunting in India

Tiger Hunting in India | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it
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“Fanged Wilds” encourages India's tiger reserves to train and hire more women, to reduce human conflict with “man-eaters.”

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"Anonymous" Leaks Dolphin Captors' Data

"Anonymous" Leaks Dolphin Captors' Data | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

"Anonymous" are eco-feminists (whether they know it or not). ... It is quintessentially feminine to sacrifice yourself for the good of others, especially when you don't even know who benefits. 

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Kidnapped girl 'rescued' by lions

Kidnapped girl 'rescued' by lions | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Ethiopia, 2005: 12-year-old girl who was abducted and beaten by men trying to force her into a marriage was found guarded by three wild lions

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Humans are the most dangerous predators, needless to say.

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Predator Insurance: Conservation Pays

Compensation programs for endangered animals are catching speed.
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Women can empower predators, and vice-versa. The female lion rangers at Gir, India change perceptions of the natural order of things, especially mankind's domination. Mediators in human/wildlife conflict, those Indian woman are an example of a paradigm that may civilize the post-Climate landscape.

Please also see: Fanged Wilds and Women Program.

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Percht : Ancient Eco-feminist Winter Tradition

Percht (wild spirit) can be seen throughout the Bavarian and Austrian alpine region. 

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More about the Winter Goddess at http://dorfzeitung.com/archives/3899

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"Fanged Wilds and Women Program" competes!

There's more leopard spots in cities now than in jungles? Let's make leopard print our reminder to STOP MASS EXTINCTION!
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As the climate corrodes civilization, maternal instinct is key to avoiding chaos. Even little girls' love for animals is a force with which to reckon. Bloodthirsty predators empower their saviors: the female rangers at Gir's lion reserve thrill gender-biased rural India. Leopard print is already everywhere, a fashion divorced from its original owner. Let's make it a symbol of feminine fierceness rescuing biodiversity. Women make powerful choices when we identify with dangerous carnivores.  From the lion rangers in Gujarat to a jaguar champion in Costa Rica, I cheer on women who protect charismatic megafauna. I'd like to recycle leopard-spot apparel from your readers to those brave animal advocates, be they on the steppes, in jungles, or in the 'burbs of our most famous national parks.  I wrote a novel, "Pax of Wildly Women," and blog about my low-carbon solo forays abroad. (I got free airline benefits from a friend.) Think globally, Grizzly Mamas: look where even someone as aged and squeaky as I dare explore alone. I personify the possibility that "weakness is strength": I'm embraced by strangers in foreign cultures. (Do women talk too much? I'm a polyglot. I spoke Hindi in January, Spanish in April, French and German this week... and I hope Russian by December!) Humor and giggles are weapons against Global Warming. "Fanged Wilds and Women Program" is inherently funny. In some countries, it's revolutionary for women to wear what they want. What if they wear fangs?  I'd like to visit Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to encourage their tiger reintroduction projects and get more women involved. Turkey and Iran have leopards who need my love. I'd hike, bike, or crawl to save species. What will you do to help me? National Geographic filled the shelves in a room where something happened... that should never happen to a child. Metaphorically speaking, your magazine's iconic photos of bare-breasted Africans suckled me as a little girl. You defined my horizons... and my escape. From a battered victim to an international adventurer, I've become a "fanged woman." Feed me!- VC Bestor
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20 women making waves in climate change science

20 women making waves in climate change science | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

When we asked whom people would like to hear more from on climate and sustainability issues, some simply replied, 'Women.'

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...And grrrls.

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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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V. C. Bestor's insight:

These women belly up to the lowest-set bar.

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Garry Rogers's curator insight, June 21, 9:52 AM

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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Untamed Writing frees Women

Untamed Writing frees Women | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

"VC Bestor, fierce and imaginative protector and lover of our planet, who has written the eco-feminist visionary novel Pax of Wildly Women....

Her writing leaves me laughing, gasping and inspired into action by her freshness, intelligence, unrelenting honesty and creative courage. "

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Gossip in a blog blurb!

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Bear attack survivor: I could hear teeth 'going through my scalp'

Bear attack survivor: I could hear teeth 'going through my scalp' | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shot a bear that was aggressive toward officers at the scene of the attack, and three others were captured and killed. Humans 4, Bears 0

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Bears are coming out of hibernation. Be careful. Don't kill them.

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Developing World's Women Conservationists

Developing World's Women Conservationists | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Women conservationists in developing nations face obstacles that make their accomplishments even more profound.

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More women as wildlife rangers = transform even the "First World's" vision of femininity!

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NASA: Civilization headed for ‘irreversible collapse’

NASA: Civilization headed for ‘irreversible collapse’ | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it
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Eve is the vast resource we can transform to save the day, mightier than solar power or wind or atoms (or Adams). Women's love of animals may be the key to restoring Eden. Hence, the "Fanged Wilds and Women Program." Try abusing an animal in front of a girl, and see a nuclear reaction on Newtonian scale. Tap that.

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Wolf hunt stand-off in Sweden heightens rural tensions

Wolf hunt stand-off in Sweden heightens rural tensions | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it
Karlstad, Sweden (AFP) Feb 15, 2014 - Farmers and hunters in Sweden are crying foul over a wolf hunt ban which they say threatens their way of life and may lead to civil disobedience.

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Fanged Wilds and Women Program: just the thing to ease tensions! Are Swedish ladies up to the task?

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Thanks Kevin Franck for this story.

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Rhino Poacher worked as Conservancy Guard

Rhino Poacher worked as Conservancy Guard | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Kenya, December 31, 2013- “While working here, I used to direct fellow poachers on where to locate rhinos in the conservancy and would derail fellow game scouts to the opposite direction."

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Would reserve guards be this perfidious if they were WOMEN? No, really. India's Gir Forest has made a concerted effort to hire women as wildlife rangers, and it's a huge success. At least, none of the women have been caught poaching the lions they're hired to protect.

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Fanged Wilds and Women Program

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

Words can feel too sharp when they challenge our comfort. Yet Climate Change will increasingly put everything out of balance. Few things can repair that. A woman's touch is one thing. And vicious fangs are another.

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Should we stick our necks out?

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Abdul Rasyid, timber smuggler, seeks legitimacy via IPO

Abdul Rasyid, timber smuggler, seeks legitimacy via IPO | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

Environmental Investigation Agency staff member, Faith Doherty, assaulted at gunpoint,  had the fingers on her right hand broken.


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Keep the faith, Faith!

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“Rasyid has tried to airbrush out his past as a major illegal logging boss and is now seeking respectability to expand his palm oil business. He made his first fortune through massive timber theft and is seeking to grow his wealth through further destruction of Central Kalimantan’s dwindling forests.”

Sawit Sumbermas Sarana's IPO is controversial on several accounts, according to campaigners. The company is planning to covert large areas of forest and peatlands that serve as critical habitat for orangutans and also face competing land claims from local communities. A further complication for the company is nearly 90 percent of its palm oil is sold to companies that recently signed pledges not to source oil produced via deforestation, presenting a unique risk for investors, according to Newman.

“Given Rasyid’s past activities and the current threat posed by SSMS to vital orangutan habitat, when it comes to the imminent IPO it is clear case of ‘investor beware’.”
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1211-ssms-ipo.html#M2qXlHFsfD0Wg4wq.99
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Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva: Why Women Are Key to Solving Climate Crisis

Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva: Why Women Are Key to Solving Climate Crisis | Eco-feminism & the Ecology of Fear | Scoop.it

"These trees are our mothers, they give us food, fuel, water, but more importantly, they give us soil, water and pure air."

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I love Shiva's "'Institute for Counter-Expertise, because so much of what is called expertise is there to destroy the Earth, to exploit, and to reward the exploiters."

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