Women and the Environment – Part 2

Words by Helena (she/her), 20 QLD  As explored in Part 1, nature and corporeality is projected upon all women in the West, and immanence is epitomised in the female body. Ecofeminist philosophical theory draws attention to a connection between the subjugation of women and the subjugation of the natural world. Women and nature are aligned…

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I Never Knew How Bad the Droughts Were Until I Moved to the Country

I Never Knew How Bad the Droughts Were Until I Moved to the Country | WhyNot?

Words by Madeleine, 20 ACT I grew up with a very sheltered lifestyle in Canberra and have very limited memories of ever witnessing a serious drought. However, in the past year I’ve come to realise just how badly impacted Australia is by the current droughts, and how those living in rural areas are the worst…

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Fast Fashion is Slowly Destroying Our Environment and People’s Lives

Fast Fashion

Words by Hayley 24, QLD Fast fashion has granted young people greater opportunities to express themselves through their clothing choices. However, this freedom of choice comes with a hidden responsibility. We not only wear the clothes but also the story behind them. We wear the pollution of the Citarum River in Indonesia where over 1,000…

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Sharks are Kings of the Ocean

Sharks are the Kings of the Ocean | WhyNot

Words by Tim, 24 VIC Sharks are seriously misunderstood creatures. Sharks are one of the only living dinosaurs on the planet. The king of the ocean. There is a real fear behind what we don’t understand, what we can’t control, what we are unable to overpower. Sharks fit into this category. They can harm us…

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Subtropics

Subtropics

Word by Thomasz, 27 NSW What do you imagine the next few decades will look like? Do you think we’ll solve the problems of climate change and energy depletion with new technologies and practices, or will it all collapse like a house of cards? Personally, I think we’ll end up somewhere in between, making do…

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