On World Environment Day, can critical feminist and ecological analyses help us see another path to save our planet?
Centenary Lecture Theatre, Grosvenor Street, Sandy Bay campus
Both the intimate problems of our lives and the world’s greatest ecological concerns are rooted in the same problems: the delusions of ownership and the illusion of control. In patriarchy men have claimed to own women’s bodies and, similarly, since the invention of agriculture, humans have claimed to own the earth. Professor Jensen
argues these delusions have led many to believe that hierarchy and exploitation are simply the default settings of human beings. Critical feminist and ecological analyses help us see another path.
About Robert Jensen (above)
Professor Robert Jensen began his intellectual/political life nearly 30 years ago with a radical feminist critique of pornography. Half a life later, he spends much of his time thinking about the multiple, cascading ecological crises of this moment in history. He is professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Jensen began his intellectual/political life nearly 30 years ago with a radical feminist critique of pornography. He is the author of The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men, Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity, and The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege.
Presented in partnership with Spinifex Press, Nordic Model Australia Coalition (NorMAC) and the Institute for the Study of Social Change.
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