Crosstalks session at Ecopolis 2019, on the interplay of misogyny, right-wing populism and climate denial.
Female climate activists are faced with harsh criticism. This is no coincidence, as they criticize the techno-global capitalized system of mainly patriarchal institutions and values. Feeling that their way of life is under threat these right-wing populist movements give way to a strong anti-feminist bias and a strong climate skepticism. In this debate Sherilyn MacGregor (University of Manchester), Benedikte Zitouni (Université Saint-Louis), Leen Schelfhout (Extinction Rebellion) and Youna Marette (Manifeste de la Génération Climat) will discuss the interwovenness of a ‘caring, inclusive democracy’ and ecofeminism, moderated by Bieke Purnelle (RoSa).