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In the current days, various aspects have been included in the conceptual configuration of the theory such as the aspects of social inequalities, racism, sexism, and oppression of nature taking into account the animal life as well (Sturgeon, N. “Ecofeminist Natures: Race, Gender, Feminist Theory, And Political Action”).With this perspective, ecofeminism intends to provide due consideration to the issues regarding minority interests, animal and women welfare along with the hazardous impacts created on the environment.
The philosophy of ecofeminism can be well observed from the statement of Gaard (1993), “Ecofeminism calls for an end to all oppressions….” (pp. 1). As depicted by the author, ecofeminists intend to categorize the privileged groups as the people who belong to the middle and the higher income group and thus, do not require facing deprivation and coercion in their regular lives. On the other hand, oppressed groups are those, who are often deprived and subjugated from leading a healthy and prosperous life unveiling the inequality in wealth distribution as well as social stature of the modern society (Gaard, G.
“Ecofeminism: .Women, Animals, Nature”).The study of O’Loughlin (1993) depicted that these oppressed groups often include the groups of minority classes in the society, animals, environment, women and other low-income households. It is in this context that taking the reference of United Farm Workers (UFW), the author explained how farmers, the environment and even the animals are often oppressed in the so-called advanced human society. She argues that “Much of the US food comes from the Third World people and land” (pp. 153). Other than O’Loughlin (1993), there are many other ecofeminists, such as Warren (1997), who propound that along with women, other low-level income groups widely referred to as the .oppressed groups of the society who are subjugated by the regular social operations that can be evidently viewed with reference to the agricultural industry functions.